protein shock

noun

Medical Definition of protein shock

: a severe reaction produced by the injection of protein (as bacterial or animal proteins) and marked by chills, fever, bronchial spasm, acute emphysema, vomiting, and diarrhea

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“Protein shock.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/protein%20shock. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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