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Anaphylactic shock

Definition: A disorder characterized by an acute inflammatory reaction resulting from the release of histamine and histamine-like substances from mast cells, causing a hypersensitivity immune response. Clinically, it presents with breathing difficulty, dizziness, hypotension, cyanosis and loss of consciousness and may lead to death.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): anaphylaxis, anaphylactic reactions, anaphylactic reaction, anaphylactic shock, systemic anaphylaxis, anaphy- laxis

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