yellow jacket venom


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A substance produced by hymenopteran insects—e.g., bees, wasps, and ants—which may be fatal via an anaphylactic reaction with release of vasoactive substances—leukotrienes, ECF-A, histamine—causing generalised urticaria, throat and chest tightness, stridor, fever, chills and cardiovascular collapse; toxic overload of hymenopteran venom may also be fatal to victims of 'swarmings'
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yellow jacket venom

A substance produced by hymenopteran insects–eg, bees, wasps, which may be fatal via an anaphylactic reaction with release of vasoactive substances–leukotrienes, ECF-A, histamine, causing generalized urticaria, throat and chest tightness, stridor, fever, chills and cardiovascular collapse; toxic overload of hymenopteran venom may also be fatal to victims of 'swarmings'. See Swarming.
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