Blood histamine was measured in 20 healthy males before and after performance of rectangular type submaximal work. The results show that following musuclar work there was an increase in blood histamine in all the subjects examined, the average increase being 33%, although variations from one subject to another were considerable. It is hypothesized that this increase can be explained by admitting an increase in histidine decarboxylase activity at the tissular level, with consequent synthesis of a greater quantity of histamine. It is also hypothesized that an excess of blood histamine may be important in the organism's general adaptation reaction to stress.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Archivio per le Scienze Mediche|
|Publication status||Published - 1975|
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