Published in Heart Disease Weekly, October 22nd, 2006
Researchers writing in the Journal of Clinical Investigation report, "Anaphylactic shock is a sudden, life-threatening allergic reaction associated with severe hypotension. Platelet-activating factor (PAF) is implicated in the cardiovascular dysfunctions occurring in various shock syndromes, including anaphylaxis. Excessive production of the vasodilator NO causes inflammatory hypotension and shock, and it is generally accepted that transcriptionally regulated inducible iNOS is responsible for this."
"Nevertheless," wrote A. Cauwels and colleagues at Ghent University in Zwijnaarde, "the...
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