Definition of anaphylaxis in English:

anaphylaxis

Syllabification: an·a·phy·lax·is
Pronunciation: /ˌanəfəˈlaksis
 
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noun

Medicine
  • An acute allergic reaction to an antigen (e.g., a bee sting) to which the body has become hypersensitive.
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    • Serious allergic reactions, including anaphylaxis, occur rarely, but timely intervention is crucial.
    • Table 7 provides a summary of symptoms of latex exposure and possible anaphylaxis for both conscious and anesthetized patients.
    • In addition, patients with previous reactions, including anaphylaxis, to the influenza vaccine should not be vaccinated.

Origin

early 20th century: modern Latin, from Greek ana- 'again' + phulaxis 'guarding'.

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