passive transfer

noun

Definition of passive transfer

  1. :  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

First Known Use of passive transfer

1935


Medical Dictionary

passive transfer

noun

Medical Definition of passive transfer

  1. :  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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