allergen immunotherapy

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allergen immunotherapy

a process of administering allergenic extracts to patients who suffer from allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and allergic asthma to decrease the degree of hypersensitivity and symptoms by reducing immunologic responses to environmental allergens like pollen, dust, animal dander, and molds; also highly effective for preventing anaphylaxis in patinets allergic to bee venom.
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allergen immunotherapy

Desensitization, hyposensitization, immunotherapy Allergy medicine A modality that attempts to ↓ IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to various substances, by administering ever-increasing amounts of an antigen–eg urushiol in poison ivy, sumac, and pollen, to evoke formation of blocking antibodies. See Elimination diet, Immune tolerance; Cf Bee venom therapy.
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al·ler·gen im·mu·no·ther·a·py

(alĕr-jen imyū-nō-thāră-pē)
Process of administering allergenic extracts to patients who suffer from allergic rhinoconjunctivitis and allergic asthma to decrease the degree of hypersensitivity and symptoms by reducing immunologic responses to environmental allergens like pollen, dust, animal dander, and molds.
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