carcinoid flush

car·ci·noid flush

periodic hyperemia (flushing) of the skin of the face and other parts of the body seen in patients with a carcinoid tumor; the tumors elaborate a variety of monoamines and peptide hormones, but the exact cause of the flush is uncertain; flush can be precipitated by alcohol, food, stress, or palpation of the liver.
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Serotonin, catecholamines, and spontaneous midgut carcinoid flush: plasma studies from flushing and nonflushing sites.
What is the cause of the carcinoid flush? Gut 1987;28:1413-6.
Catecholamines play a role in the pathophysiology of the carcinoid flush (26) and in abnormal cardiovascular function (27,28).