Allergoid | definition of allergoid by Medical dictionary
allergoid (al′ĕr-goyd″) [ allergy + -oid]
A chemically altered allergen used in immunotherapy to induce tolerance to an antigen. Allergoids differ from the allergens they derive from in that they produce an IgG antibody response stronger than an IgE (hypersensitivity) response.
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consists of an allergen extract that has been chemically modified to reduce its allergenic potential while remaining its immunological stimulus.
Pharmacokinetics of an allergen and a monomerie allergoid
for oromucosal immunotherapy is allergic volunteers.
Reactivity of T cells with grass pollen allergen extract and allergoid