vasoactive amine


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va·so·ac·tive a·mine

a substance, such as histamine or serotonin, that contains amino groups and is pharmacologically characterized by its action on the blood vessels (altering vascular caliber or permeability).
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va·so·ac·tive a·mine

(vā'sō-ak'tiv ă-mēn')
A substance, such as histamine or serotonin, which contains amino groups and is pharmacologically characterized by its action on the blood vessels (altering vascular caliber or permeability).
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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