his·ta·mine (hĭstə-mēn′, -mĭn)
A physiologically active amine, C5H9N3, found in plant and animal tissue and released from mast cells as part of an allergic reaction in humans. It stimulates gastric secretion and causes dilation of capillaries, constriction of bronchial smooth muscle, and decreased blood pressure.
his′ta·minic (-mĭnĭk) adj.
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