- exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign protein resulting from previous exposure to it.
Origin of anaphylaxis
Examples from the Web for anaphylaxis
Historical Examples of anaphylaxis
Foreign protein sensitization or anaphylaxis was the basis of Dr. Rutledge's coup.The Sword and the Atopen
Taylor H. Greenfield
The important bearing of anaphylaxis on clinical practice is obvious.
On the basis of these facts it is seen that anaphylaxis is simply another variety of immunity.The Fundamentals of Bacteriology
Charles Bradfield Morrey
He has added an excellent chapter on "Recent Work on Anaphylaxis."
Recent workers with pollens come near the truth in describing hay fever as an anaphylaxis.The Treatment of Hay Fever
George Frederick Laidlaw
- extreme sensitivity to an injected antigen, esp a protein, following a previous injection
Word Origin for anaphylaxis
- 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.