anaphylaxis [an- uh-f uh- lak-sis] Examples Word Origin exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign protein resulting from previous exposure to it. Related forms an·a·phy·lac·tic , [an- uh-f uh- lak-tik] /ˌæn ə fəˈlæk tɪk/ adjective an·a·phy·lac·ti·cal·ly, adverb an·ti·an·a·phy·lac·tic, adjective, noun pseu·do·an·a·phy·lac·tic, adjective
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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
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
Now all these specific reactions, the precipitin reaction as well as the
anaphylactic reaction, can be called forth by proteins. British Dictionary definitions for anaphylactic extreme sensitivity to an injected antigen, esp a protein, following a previous injection Derived Forms anaphylactic or anaphylactoid, adjective anaphylactically, adverb Word Origin for anaphylaxis
ana- + ( pro) phylaxis
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Word Origin and History for anaphylactic adj.
-ic + medical Latin noun anaphylaxis "exaggerated susceptibility," from French anaphylaxie (1902), from Greek ana- (see ana-) + phylaxis "watching, guarding" (cf. prophylactic). Anaphylactic shock is attested by 1916.
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anaphylaxis [ăn′ə-fə-lăk ′sĭs] n. pl. an•a•phy•lax•es ( -lăk) ′sēz Hypersensitivity induced by preliminary exposure to a substance and usually producing a contraction of smooth muscle and a dilation of blood vessels. anaphylactic shock Related forms an′a•phy•lac ( ′tic -lăk) ′tĭk adj.
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