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allergy

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An immune system disease that is an exaggerated immune response to allergens, such as insect venom, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, drugs or some foods.

Allergy is any exaggerated immune response to a foreign antigen regardless of mechanism. Thus it includes atopy. Source: Merck Manual

Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.

Synonyms: Reaction, Allergic, hypersensitivity, Allergic Reaction, Allergic Reactions, Reactions, Allergic, hypersensitivity reaction type I disease, Allergies, Hypersensitivities

Term info

NCI Thesaurus definition citation

NCIt:C114476, NCIt:C3114

SNOMEDCT definition citation

SNOMEDCT:419076005

bioportal provenance

Reactions, Allergic[accessedResource: MSH:D006967][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Altered reactivity to an antigen, which can result in pathologic reactions upon subsequent exposure to that particular antigen.[accessedResource: MSH:D006967][accessDate: 05-04-2011], hypersensitivity[accessedResource: DOID:1205][accessDate: 05-04-2011], An immune system disease that is an exaggerated immune response to allergens, such as insect venom, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, drugs or some foods.[accessedResource: DOID:1205][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Hypersensitivities[accessedResource: MSH:D006967][accessDate: 05-04-2011], hypersensitivity reaction type I disease[accessedResource: DOID:1205][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Allergic Reaction[accessedResource: MSH:D006967][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Allergic Reactions[accessedResource: MSH:D006967][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Allergies[accessedResource: MSH:D006967][accessDate: 05-04-2011], Reaction, Allergic[accessedResource: MSH:D006967][accessDate: 05-04-2011]

term editor

Tomasz Adamusiak