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anaphylactic shock

noun

Medical Definition of ANAPHYLACTIC SHOCK

:  an often severe and sometimes fatal systemic reaction in a susceptible individual upon a second exposure to a specific antigen (as wasp venom or penicillin) after previous sensitization that is characterized especially by respiratory symptoms, fainting, itching, and hives

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July 01, 2015
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