Dag Stenberg stenberg at cc.Helsinki.FI
Wed Nov 30 23:15:46 EST 1994

tivol at tethys.ph.albany.edu wrote:
> And histamine is a metabolic product which causes several reactions involving
> the immune system.  It is associated not only with alergies, but is also part
> of the immune response to infections, etc.  It causes dilation of the capil-
> laries, which allows lymphocytes to infiltrate tissues more readily, and has
> several other effects.  
.. like being an important part of the brain mechanisms for maintaining
wakefulness... and regulating blood pressure... and in the stomach for 
releasing hydrochloric acid...

Dag Stenberg     MD PhD                    stenberg at cc.helsinki.fi
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