passive transfer

noun

Definition of passive transfer

: a local transfer of skin sensitivity from an allergic to a normal person by injection of serum from the former that is used especially for identifying specific allergens when a high degree of allergic sensitivity is suspected

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1935

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passive transfer

noun

medical Definition of passive transfer

: a local transfer of skin sensitivity from an allergic to a normal individual by injection of the allergic individual's serum that is used especially for identifying specific allergens when a high degree of sensitivity is suspected called also Prausnitz-Küstner reaction

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