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anaphylaxis

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

Medical Definition of anaphylaxis

plural ana·phy·lax·es \-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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