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eosinophil chemotactic factor of anaphylaxis; a primary mediator of Type I anaphylactic hypersensitivity. It is an acidic peptide (molecular weight 500) released by mast cells, which attracts eosinophils to areas where it is present.
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Abbreviation for eosinophil chemotactic factor of anaphylaxis.
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