Encyclopedia of Pain

2007 Edition

Anaphylactic Reaction

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-540-29805-2_207

Synonyms

Anaphylaxis

Definition

A severe allergic reaction that starts when the immune system mistakenly responds to a relatively harmless substance as if it were a serious threat.

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