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anaphylaxis vs. anaphylactic shock

[ an-uh-fuh-lak-sis ]
  1. exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign protein resulting from previous exposure to it.
  1. a severe and sometimes fatal allergic reaction to a foreign substance, especially a protein, as serum or bee venom, to which an individual has become sensitized, often involving rapid swelling, acute respiratory distress, and collapse of circulation.

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