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anaphylaxis

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noun ana·phy·lax·is \-ˈlak-səs\

Definition of anaphylaxis

plural anaphylaxesplay \-ˌsēz\

  1. 1 :  hypersensitivity (as to foreign proteins or drugs) resulting from sensitization following prior contact with the causative agent

  2. 2 :  anaphylactic shock



Origin of anaphylaxis

New Latin, from ana- + prophylaxis


First Known Use: 1907


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anaphylaxis

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noun ana·phy·lax·is \ˌan-ə-fə-ˈlak-səs\

Medical Definition of anaphylaxis

plural anaphylaxes \-ˌsēz\play

  1. 1:  hypersensitivity (as to foreign proteins or drugs) resulting from sensitization following prior contact with the causative agent

  2. 2:  anaphylactic shock




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