[ UK /ˌænɐfɪlˈæksɪs/ ]
[ US /ˌænəfəˈɫæksɪs/ ]
  1. hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from prior contact with a substance
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How To Use anaphylaxis In A Sentence

  • Research: Expanded research on food allergy and anaphylaxis is necessary to understand why the prevalence of food allergy is increasing, as well as how to prevent and treat food allergies. "Five Steps Forward for Food Allergy"
  • But this is not a true allergy, like the hives or anaphylaxis that can come from a peanut allergy that is called an IgE allergy. The UltraMetabolism Cookbook
  • Less common are the type I hypersensitivity reactions which involve anaphylaxis.
  • Moira Austin, of the Anaphylaxis Campaign, a group which works to support people who suffer risk from life-threatening allergic reactions, also known as anaphylactic shock, suggested Cadbury was going one step too far with its new wrapper warnings. Undefined
  • Fexofenadine is a new antihistamine drug used to treat anaphylaxis and is not sedative and hypnotic.
  • While the incidence of true cross-reactivity between penicillins and cephalosporins is low, the possible reactions include anaphylaxis, which can be fatal.
  • Hospital admissions for anaphylaxis, for example, have increased sevenfold over the last decade.
  • There can be no question of real anaphylaxis, for anaphylaxis is always severe, immediate and terrible, whereas in this instance, the leucocytosis only appeared on the third or the fourth day. Charles Richet - Nobel Lecture
  • We have recorded 66 clear-cut experiments on dogs, which show that after fear and rage, after anaphylaxis, after injections of indol and skatol, of leucin and creatin, of the toxins of diphtheria and colon bacilli, of streptococci and staphylococci, of foreign proteins, and of strychnin, the Cannon test for adrenalin was positive. The Origin and Nature of the Emotions: Miscellaneous Papers
  • The new Williams credits Clark with the idea that AFE is similar to anaphylaxis and with the suggestion that the name amniotic fluid embolism (or "amnionic," as Williams puts it) is a misnomer. Chicago Reader
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