Definition of anaphylaxis in English:
noun[mass noun] Medicine
An acute allergic reaction to an antigen (e.g. a bee sting) to which the body has become hypersensitive.
- 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.
Early 20th century: modern Latin, from Greek ana- 'again' + phulaxis 'guarding'.
Words that rhyme with anaphylaxisaxis, praxis, taxis
Definition of anaphylaxis in:
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