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histamine

his·ta·mine

histamine

 
pronunciation:
hI st min [or] hI st mihn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an organic crystalline compound, produced esp. during an allergic reaction, that lowers blood pressure, dilates blood vessels, and increases stomach secretions. (Cf. antihistamine.)
definition 2: a chemically derived form of this compound used for medicinal and diagnostic purposes.
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derivation: histaminic (adj.)