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The drug reduces the quantity of histamine in the blood stream.
  serves many purposes in the body, but is best known for causing allergic reactions
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Histamine is released by the immune system after being exposed to an allergen. When you inhale an allergen, mast cells located in the nose and lungs release histamine. Histamine then attaches to receptors on nearby blood vessels, causing them to enlarge (dilate). Histamine also binds to other receptors located in nasal tissues, causing redness, swelling, itching and changes in the secretions. (from WebMD glossary)
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  • The drug reduces the quantity of histamine in the blood stream.
  • Droplets of blood and histamine ooze up under the zinc.
    Sara Gruen  --  Water for Elephants
  • His temper fits gave him splitting headaches—histamine headaches, according to the doctor in Rochester.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
  • "These are histamine," Luke said stupidly.
    John Gardner  --  The Sunlight Dialogues
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