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Specialized WBC cell that release histamine.
Where mast cells are found in the body
Any substance that creates an immune response
Body treats as an antigen in some people with severe allergies.
Small bean-shaped glands with reticular CT that are an important part of the immune system.
Type of tissue found in lymph nodes and acts like a net.
Histamine's affect on blood vessels
Expand so fluids leak out, causing dehydration and blood pressure to drop.
Made in response when the immune system overreacts to foreign substances such as wasp venom and is designed to bind to the foreign substances in your body to fight it off
Specialized WBC that takes samples of the pathogen (virus spikes, wasp venom) to the lymph nodes.
Constricts blood vessels, open airways, stimulates heartbeat, and helps with swelling. Also called epinephrine.
This DOES NOT cause anaphylactic shock but the body has built up up e-antibodies against the venom.
Causes e-antibodies to attach to mast cells.
Histamines affect on stratified squamous epithelial tissue
Skin becomes red, hot, swollen, and itchy. Hives!
Histamines affect on pseudostratified columnar epithelial tissue.
Causes goblet cells to release mucus.
Histamines affect on Trachea, bronchi, and bronchioles.
Airways constrict, breathing becomes difficult.
A severe life threatening allergic reaction.
An injection containing adrenaline (epinephrine) used for anaphylactic shock
Sunburn similarities to severe allergic reactions.
UV rays trigger mast cells to erupt, fluid under skin builds up and skin becomes inflamed.