ana·​phy·​lac·​tic | \ ˌa-nə-fə-ˈlak-tik How to pronounce anaphylactic (audio) \

Definition of anaphylactic

: of, relating to, affected by, or causing anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock

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Other Words from anaphylactic

anaphylactically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce anaphylactically (audio) \ adverb
anaphylactoid \ -​ˈlak-​ˌtȯid How to pronounce anaphylactoid (audio) \ adjective

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That said, these things happen fast: An anaphylactic reaction often occurs within minutes of exposure to the allergen. Korin Miller, SELF, "Bethenny Frankel’s Allergic Reaction Was So Severe She 'Thought She Had a Stroke'," 18 Dec. 2018 The family of a teenager who died from an anaphylactic allergic reaction to sesame that started while on board a British Airways flight. Sumathi Reddy, WSJ, "FDA Considers Making Food Labels Disclose Sesame to Help Allergy Sufferers," 12 Nov. 2018 The anaphylactic reaction to the nuts on the plane caused severe pain and discomfort. Tricia Powell As Told To Nicole Blades, Good Housekeeping, "When an Airline Served Nuts on My Flight, I Almost Died in Front of My Kids," 26 Sep. 2018 That did not happen for the Good Samaritan patient, who had suffered anaphylactic reactions to a group of painkillers that includes Advil, Motrin, and Aleve. Liz Kowalczyk,, "Brockton hospital staff overlooked warning about a deadly allergy. ‘Alert fatigue’ may be to blame," 6 June 2018 The suit says the boy ate and exhibited symptoms consistent with anaphylactic allergic reaction. Mary Mooney,, "Suit: Oregon caterer's meal caused child's allergic reaction," 23 May 2018 The reported prevalence of peanut and tree nut allergies in U.S. kids tripled between 1997 and 2008 and hospitalizations for anaphylactic reactions climbed steadily. Andy Marso, kansascity, "Peanut allergy? Children's Mercy treatment working and could soon be open to all kids | The Kansas City Star," 28 Mar. 2018 But because of the mislabeling, users are at risk of allergic, anaphylactic, or other adverse reactions. Lindsey Murray, Good Housekeeping, "ALERT: Bayer Recalls Alka-Seltzer Plus Cold Medicine," 19 Mar. 2018 Allergic-like reactions and severe life-threatening anaphylactic reactions are uncommon, but can happen in less than 1 percent of cases, according to the ACR. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What to Expect Before, During, and After an MRI," 15 Mar. 2018

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anaphylactic was in 1905

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ana·​phy·​lac·​tic | \ ˌan-ə-fə-ˈlak-tik How to pronounce anaphylactic (audio) \

Medical Definition of anaphylactic

: of, relating to, affected by, or causing anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock

Other Words from anaphylactic

anaphylactically \ -​ti-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce anaphylactically (audio) \ adverb

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