Adverse reaction



adverse reaction

adverse reaction ad·verse reaction (ād-vûrs’, ād’vûrs’)
n.
A result of drug therapy that is neither intended nor expected in normal therapeutic use and that causes significant, sometimes life-threatening conditions.
Contemporary Examples

Reeve passed away after experiencing an adverse reaction to an antibiotic on Oct. 10, 2004.
Robin Williams and Christopher Reeve’s Epic Friendship and the Greatest Williams Story Ever Told Marlow Stern August 11, 2014

The FDA shuts down trials all the time because people have an adverse reaction or die.
The ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Bill Eleanor Clift March 3, 2014

Historical Examples

The causal mechanism of this adverse reaction to increased vessel traffic remains unknown.
Humpback Whales in Glacier Bay National Monument, Alaska United States Department of Commerce, Marine Mammal Commission

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