Mast Cell – Definition and Function

Mast Cell Definition Mast Cell – a granulated leukocyte that resides in tissues throughout the body. When the immune response stimulates mast cells, they release prostaglandins, histamine, and other biochemicals from their granules. Mast cells are primarily responsible for the symptoms that are the hallmark of the hypersensitivity reaction: inflammation, itching, skin rash, coughing, and sneezing. Mast cells have an […]

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