Amines, Pharmaceuticals, Intermediates & Fine Chemicals,
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Present in most mammalian tissues; primarily stored in mast cells and basophils. Exhibits multiple biological effects through at least 3 specific receptors. Induces bronchoconstriction and vasodilation; stimulates gastric acid secretion; and acts as a neurotransmitter. Histamine has been identified as a bedbug pheromone.