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Meaning of ALLERGY

Pronunciation:  'alurjee

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  hypersensitivity reaction to a particular allergen; symptoms can vary greatly in intensity

ALLERGY is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 Synonyms: allergic reaction
 See Also: atopic allergy, atopy, delayed allergy, food allergy, hypersensitivity reaction, immediate allergy, serum disease, serum sickness, type I allergic reaction, type IV allergic reaction



Medical Dictionary
 Definition: A hypersensitivity of the body's immune system in response to exposure to specific substances (antigens), such as pollen, beestings, poison ivy, drugs, or foods. Anaphylactic shock is a severe form of allergy response which is a medical emergency. Symptoms of anaphylactic shock include dizziness, loss of consiousness, labored breathing, swelling of the tongue and breathing tubes, blueness of the skin, low blood pressure, and death.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: If you dream you are suffering from some kind of allergies, it shows that you will be coming across some irritating problems that will put you in an unconfortable position and prevent you from achieving your goals.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A harmful immune reaction, either immediate-type or delayed-type hypersensitivity caused by a foreign antigen (i.e. allergen) in food, pollen, or chemicals. In most cases the cause of the allergy is otherwise harmless to the body.
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