delayed hypersensitivity

noun
de·​layed hypersensitivity | \ di-ˌlād- How to pronounce delayed hypersensitivity (audio) \

Medical Definition of delayed hypersensitivity

: hypersensitivity (as in a tuberculin test) which is mediated by T cells and in which the typical symptoms of inflammation and induration appear in an individual previously exposed to an antigen after an interval of 12 to 48 hours following a subsequent exposure (as by injection of the antigen under the skin)

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“Delayed hypersensitivity.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/delayed%20hypersensitivity. Accessed 28 Jan. 2021.

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