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

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Recent Examples on the Web An epinephrine injector, used during an anaphylactic attack, delivers a dose of epinephrine, or adrenaline that minimizes swelling and opens airways. Sonja Haller, USA TODAY, "Illinois becomes first state to require EpiPen costs covered for kids. 'This is huge'," 15 Aug. 2019 When administered during an anaphylactic attack, the pens deliver what can be a lifesaving dose of epinephrine, or adrenaline. Ryan Prior, CNN, "Illinois just became the first state to require insurance companies to cover EpiPen injectors for kids," 14 Aug. 2019 The device injects epinephrine into adults and children experiencing anaphylactic and other shock from causes such as bee stings and reactions to food and medicine. Thomas M. Burton, WSJ, "FDA Approves Teva’s Generic Version of EpiPen Injector," 16 Aug. 2018 Our report showed that medical claims with diagnoses of anaphylactic food reactions rose 377% in the U.S. between 2007 and 2016. STAT, "Assessing the value of new food allergy treatments must include quality of life," 20 June 2019 My symptoms ran the gamut from hives to rashes to exercise-induced asthma to dangerous anaphylactic reactions. Longreads, "True Roots," 5 June 2019 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

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1905, in the meaning defined above

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“Anaphylactic.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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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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