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delayed reaction

delayed reaction in Medicine

delayed reaction n.
An allergic or immune response that begins 24 to 48 hours after exposure to an antigen to which the individual has been sensitized.

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  • The words were no sooner out than Jan had a delayed reaction, too.

  • He has a delayed reaction compared to what the President did.

    Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • What the animal psychologists have called the delayed reaction is a very instructive example of preparation.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • When he has thoroughly learned to respond in this way, the "delayed reaction" experiment begins.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth

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