allergy definition

  • noun:
    • An abnormally large susceptibility to certain substances, such as pollens, meals, or microorganisms. Common indications of allergy can include sneezing, irritation, and epidermis rashes.
    • Informal a detrimental sentiment; antipathy: an allergy to cocktail parties.
    • a problem associated with the disease fighting capability causing adverse reactions to substances (allergens) not harmful to most and marked by the system's production of histamines and related to atopy, anaphylaxis, and symptoms of asthma.
    • Any problem of hypersensitivity to a substance.
    • Altered susceptibility to an initial therapy as displayed in a reaction to a subsequent one.
    • An antipathy, because toward an individual or task.
    • hypersensitivity to a particular compound.
    • hypersensitivity a reaction to a certain allergen; signs can differ considerably in power

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