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pertaining to or having an allergy.
allergic reaction a local or general reaction characterized by altered reactivity of the animal body to an antigenic substance; see also allergy.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.


Relating to any response stimulated by an allergen.
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1. Of, characterized by, or caused by an allergy: an allergic reaction to airborne pollen.
2. Having an allergy: allergic children; highly allergic to penicillin.
3. Informal Having a dislike; averse: allergic to work.
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adjective Pertaining to, caused or affected by an allergy. Cf Allergenic.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.


Relating to any response stimulated by an allergen.
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Relating to any response stimulated by an allergen.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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Q. ALLERGIES what are they,who gets them,are they caused by pollen and food?

A. Allergy is the exaggerated and out-of-place reaction of the immune system to external substances or stimuli that are not harmful to the body, so the reaction actually damages the body instead of helping it.

The may be pollen and foods, as well as insect stings, drugs and almost any other substances.

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Allergic fungal rhinosinusitis (AFRS) is a noninvasive fungal sinusitis that encompasses just one arm of a wide spectrum of fungal sinus disease.
Allergic rhinitis (AR) is the most common allergic disease worldwide and affects about 18% to 40% of the general population.
* Allergic Rhinitis--Seasonal allergic rhinitis is triggered by pollen in the air while perennial allergic rhinitis occurs the entire year.
To a query, Dr Swaleh Hayat said allergic rhinitis or hay fever is often cited to be seasonal allergies caused by outdoor allergens, e.g mould or trees, grass and weed pollens.
Conclusion: Serum IL-4, IL-5, IL-10, adhesion molecules and sE-selectin are all involved in the pathogenesis of allergic rhinitis and asthma, which can be used to evaluate the degrees of respiratory allergic diseases.
Keywords: Aeroallergens, Allergic asthma, Bronchial asthma, Atopy, Allergen sensitisation.
The study showed children who are allergic to cow's milk had lower weight and height when compared with kids who are allergic to peanuts and tree nuts.
Researchers have in a breakthrough developed a new ingestible or inhalable antibody that can prevent allergic reactions and asthma in adults, a finding that could pave way for a far more effective allergy medicine.
We should come together to increase the level of awareness about Allergic Rhinitis and address this issue at all forums.