- exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign protein resulting from previous exposure to it.
Origin of anaphylaxis
Examples from the Web for anaphylactic
Historical Examples of anaphylactic
The histone was so toxic that its anaphylactic properties could not be studied.
Idiosyncrasy to cow's milk which is observed sometimes in infants is an anaphylactic phenomenon.
Among the reactions usually classed as anaphylactic are the occasional cases of sensitivity to particular food substances.
The first case in the line of descent must start with a severe poisoning that lays the foundation of the anaphylactic inheritance.The Treatment of Hay Fever
George Frederick Laidlaw
Now all these specific reactions, the precipitin reaction as well as the anaphylactic reaction, can be called forth by proteins.
- extreme sensitivity to an injected antigen, esp a protein, following a previous injection
Word Origin for anaphylaxis
Word Origin and History for anaphylactic
- Hypersensitivity induced by preliminary exposure to a substance and usually producing a contraction of smooth muscle and a dilation of blood vessels.
- anaphylactic shock
- See anaphylactic shock.