anaphylactic

adjective

ana·​phy·​lac·​tic ˌa-nə-fə-ˈlak-tik How to pronounce anaphylactic (audio)
: of, relating to, affected by, or causing anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock
anaphylactically adverb
anaphylactoid adjective

Examples of anaphylactic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Epinephrine injection is the go-to emergency treatment for an anaphylactic reaction, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma, & Immunology. Julie Marks, SELF, 11 June 2022 The main contraindications for the recombinant shingles vaccine is a history of anaphylactic reaction to the vaccine’s ingredients, Gitig said. Laura Hensley, Verywell Health, 31 Aug. 2023 Like other hornets, the yellow-legged hornet can sting humans and pets, posing a risk to those with anaphylactic reactions to stings. Drew Kann, ajc, 15 Aug. 2023 But some participants experienced an anaphylactic reaction—twenty-six who received the treatment and three who did not, per USA Today. Will Sullivan, Smithsonian Magazine, 15 May 2023 Side effects included some skin irritation and one patient had an anaphylactic response. The Indianapolis Star, 16 June 2023 Sometimes, mild anaphylactic symptoms subside without treatment. Julie Marks, SELF, 11 June 2022 And Paul Offit, a vaccine expert at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, told the Times that anaphylactic reactions are treatable and much easier to control compared to a severe case of COVID-19. Jessica Boddy, Popular Science, 14 Dec. 2020 Three people and a Phoenix firefighter were being treated for an anaphylactic reaction Wednesday evening after being stung by bees. The Arizona Republic, 8 June 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of anaphylactic was in 1905

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“Anaphylactic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anaphylactic. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

anaphylactic

adjective
ana·​phy·​lac·​tic ˌan-ə-fə-ˈlak-tik How to pronounce anaphylactic (audio)
: of, relating to, affected by, or causing anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock
anaphylactically adverb
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