Definition of Hypersensitivity reaction
1. Noun. An inappropriate and excessive reaction to an allergen (as pollen or dust or animal hair or certain foods); severity ranges from mild allergy to severe systemic reactions leading to anaphylactic shock.
Generic synonyms: Hypersensitivity
Medical Definition of Hypersensitivity reaction
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Literary usage of Hypersensitivity reaction
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1. Manual of Microbiologic Monitoring of Laboratory Animals edited by Kim Waggie (1994)
"Although both immediate and delayed reactions occur, the latter is most often seen in guinea pigs. Delayed hypersensitivity reaction to ..."
2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"The etiology is thought to be either a toxic or hypersensitivity reaction to gluten or one of its fractions (Robbins, 1974b). The disease may manifest ..."
3. Diarrhea and Malnutrition: Interactions, Mechanisms, and Interventions by Lincoln C. Chen, Nevin S. Scrimshaw (1983)
"Deficient cell-mediated immunity is reflected in diminished delayed cutaneous hypersensitivity reaction, impaired lymphoblast transformation on antigenic or ..."
4. Guide to Clinical Preventive Services: Report of the U. S. Preventive by DIANE Publishing Company (1996)
"... and false-negative tuberculin skin tests depends on a number of variables, including immunologic status, the size of the hypersensitivity reaction ..."
5. Clinician's Handbook of Preventive Services: Put Prevention Into Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"Precautions: A history of a neurologic reaction or a severe hypersensitivity reaction (eg, generalized urticaria or anaphylaxis) after a previous dose is a ..."
6. Proposed National Strategies For The Prevention Of Leading Work-related (1988)
"... delayed hypersensitivity reaction), also occurs most often on those body sites where primary contact with the responsible causal agent is most frequent, ..."