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Histochemical Demonstration of Monoamine Oxidase in the Earliest Phase of Wound Healing

Naturevolume 199pages496497 (1963) | Download Citation

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A DYNAMIC pathological process, such as the local response to injury, brings about the production of numerous substances by the injured cells. According to the prevalent view, directly vasodilative forces are augmented in the inflammation (for example, leucotaxin1 or hista-mine2). To the best of my knowledge there has been no previous report of the other possible mechanism, inactivation of vasoconstrictive factors. The latter could indirectly contribute to the vasodilatation.

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    • J. RAEKALLIO

    Present address: Department of Forensic Medicine, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

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  1. Departments of Surgery, Sinai Hospital of Baltimore, and the Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland

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