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hypersensitivity

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

1. An adverse reaction to a substance which usually produces no adverse reaction in normal individuals.

2. An allergic tendency. See also dentine...

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High Sensitivity of Human Leukocyte Antigen-B*5701 as a Marker for Immunologically Confirmed Abacavir Hypersensitivity in White and Black Patients

Michael Saag, Rukmini Balu, Elizabeth Phillips, Philip Brachman, Claudia Martorell, William Burman, Britt Stancil, Michael Mosteller, Cindy Brothers, Paul Wannamaker, Arlene Hughes, Denise Sutherland-Phillips, Simon Mallal and Mark Shaefer.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

April 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 4642 words.

Background . Although the human leukocyte antigen (HLA)–B*5701 is highly associated with a hypersensitivity reaction (HSR) to abacavir (ABC),...

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hypersensitivity

Overview page. Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Medicine and Health.

1. An adverse reaction to a substance which usually produces no adverse reaction in normal individuals.

2. An allergic tendency. See also dentine...

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hypersensitivity

Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine.

in A Dictionary of Biology

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 207 words.

1 (in immunology) Increased or abnormal sensitivity to compounds, which can elicit a specific immune response accompanied by tissue damage.

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hypersensitivity

Edited by Robert Hine and Elizabeth Martin.

in A Dictionary of Biology

June 2016; p ublished online September 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biological Sciences. 204 words.

1. (in immunology) Increased or abnormal sensitivity to compounds, which can elicit a specific immune response accompanied by tissue damage.

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hypersensitivity

John Lackie.

in A Dictionary of Biomedicine

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Clinical Medicine. 113 words.

An excessive and potentially damaging immune response as a result of previous exposure to the antigen. Immediate hypersensitivity (types I–III)

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hypersensitivity

Robert C. King, William D. Stansfield and Pamela K. Mulligan.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 20 words.

the characteristic of responding with clinical symptoms to allergens in amounts that are innocuous to most individuals. See allergy.

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hypersensitivity

Robert C. King, Pamela K. Mulligan and William D. Stansfield.

in A Dictionary of Genetics

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genetics and Genomics. 20 words.

the characteristic of responding with clinical symptoms to allergens in amounts that are innocuous to most individuals. See allergy.

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hypersensitivity

Edited by Michael Allaby.

in A Dictionary of Zoology

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Zoology and Animal Sciences. 38 words.

A condition in which an individual with a pre-sensitized immune system experiences an excessive response to what the immune system

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hypersensitive

in Concise Medical Dictionary

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medicine and Health. 78 words.

adj. prone to respond abnormally to the presence of a particular antigen, which may cause a variety of tissue reactions

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hypersensitive

Edited by Richard Cammack, Teresa Atwood, Peter Campbell, Howard Parish, Anthony Smith, Frank Vella and John Stirling.

in Oxford Dictionary of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

January 2006; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biochemistry. 14 words.

having an abnormally great sensitivity, especially to an allergen, drug, or other agonist.

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