airborne allergen


Also found in: Dictionary, Encyclopedia.

airborne allergen

Any substance light enough to be carried by air currents and capable of evoking an immune response. 
Examples Pollens, fungal spores, algae.
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

airborne allergen

Aeroallergen A substance that is light enough to be carried through air currents, and capable of evoking an immune response Examples Pollens, fungal spores, and algae, which make miserable the lives of those who mount an immune response thereto
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
It is obvious that positive APT reactions are much more frequent in patients with a specific history of eczema flare after airborne allergen contact.
Young children, infants and toddlers are particularly susceptible to particulate matter and airborne allergens, which is why it is doubly important to ensure clean air around them.
If your allergies are really severe, designate your bedroom as a "no pets" zone, even keeping the door closed to limit the amount of airborne allergens that waft their way into your sleeping area.
It removes up to 90 % airborne allergens in just 13 minutes.
The Chem-Dry Healthy Home package, which includes carpet sanitizer and carpet protectant, removes 98% of allergens from carpet, rugs, and upholstery, while also removing 89% of airborne allergens and bacteria, vastly improving the quality of air you breathe, based on results from studies conducted and approved by an independent laboratory.
Available in over 62 markets worldwide, Blueair air purifiers remove airborne allergens, asthma triggers, viruses, bacteria and other pollutants in home, work and leisure environments.
"Through these tests, the Plasmacluster technology has continuously proven its efficacy in deactivating viruses (including the influenza virus), bacteria and airborne allergens," according to a press statement.
Asthma also may be triggered by airborne allergens (pollen, cigarette smoke), and indoor allergens like animal dander (shed skin flakes from pets), mold, dust mites, and cockroach and mouse droppings.
There are many obvious causes of asthma, including smoking, polluted air, lung infections and airborne allergens such as dust-mites or pollen.
Horses generate large amounts of airborne allergens which can be found in horse dander, hair and skin scrapings [1,2].
NASALGUARD ALLERGIEBLOCK 1 (PS11.99 for 150 applications, from selected Boots) APPLYING this gel to nostrils and your upper lip blocks airborne allergens from entering the body through the nose to stop hay fever in its tracks.
1 NASALGUARD ALLERGIEBLOCK (PS11.99 for 150 applications, from selected Boots) APPLYING this gel to nostrils and your upper lip blocks airborne allergens from entering the body through the nose to effectively stop hay fever in its tracks.

Full browser ?