[ an-uh-fuh-lak-sis ]
/ ˌæn ə fəˈlæk sɪs /
exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign protein resulting from previous exposure to it.
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OTHER WORDS FROM anaphylaxisan·a·phy·lac·tic [an-uh-fuh-lak-tik], /ˌæn ə fəˈlæk tɪk/, adjectivean·a·phy·lac·ti·cal·ly, adverban·ti·an·a·phy·lac·tic, adjective, nounpseu·do·an·a·phy·lac·tic, adjective
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How to use anaphylaxis in a sentence
The first case in the line of descent must start with a severe poisoning that lays the foundation of the anaphylactic inheritance.
The histone was so toxic that its anaphylactic properties could not be studied.
Now all these specific reactions, the precipitin reaction as well as the anaphylactic reaction, can be called forth by proteins.
To avoid anaphylactic shock, this dose must be incredibly small.
British Dictionary definitions for anaphylaxis
extreme sensitivity to an injected antigen, esp a protein, following a previous injection
Derived forms of anaphylaxisanaphylactic or anaphylactoid, adjectiveanaphylactically, adverb
Word Origin for anaphylaxis
C20: from ana- + (pro) phylaxis
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Medical definitions for anaphylaxis
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.
Other words from anaphylaxisan′a•phy•lac′tic (-lăk′tĭk) adj.
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Scientific definitions for anaphylaxis
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