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specific reaction

specific reaction in Medicine

specific reaction n.
A phenomenon produced by an agent identical with or immunologically related to an agent that has altered the capacity of a certain tissue to react.

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  • Did you have any specific reaction to the Dallas crowd in terms of what your expectation might have been about Dallas?

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • He is, as a matter of fact, ready for a specific reaction, but all he is conscious of is a general readiness.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
  • They put a stop to miscellaneous doings and clear the way for the specific reaction that is next to be called for.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth

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