Dale reaction

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Schultz-Dale re·ac·tion

(shūlts dāl),
the contraction of an excised intestinal loop (Schultz) or of an excised strip of virginal uterus (Dale) from a sensitized animal (for example, guinea pig) that occurs when the tissue is exposed to the specific antigen.

Dale reaction

[Sir Henry H. Dale, 1875–1968, Brit. scientist and Nobel Prize winner in 1936]
A test formerly used to demonstrate the ability of muscle tissues from an anaphylactic organism to contract on re-exposure to the antigen.
Synonym: Schultz reaction


Sir Henry Hallett, English physiologist and Nobel laureate, 1875-1968.
Dale reaction - Synonym(s): Schultz-Dale reaction
Dale-Feldberg law - an identical chemical transmitter is liberated at all the functional terminals of a single neuron.
Schultz-Dale reaction - see under Schultz, Werner