homocytotropic antibody


An antibody that has an affinity for mast cells of the same or of a closely related species and that, upon combining with a specific antigen, triggers the release of pharmacological mediators of anaphylaxis from the cells to which it attaches.reaginic antibody

Nearby words

  1. homocysteine,
  2. homocystine,
  3. homocystinemia,
  4. homocystinuria,
  5. homocytotropic,
  6. homodont,
  7. homodyne,
  8. homoecious,
  9. homoeo-,
  10. homoerotic

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