allergic purpura n.
Nonthrombocytopenic purpura due to sensitization to foods, drugs, or insect bites. Also called anaphylactoid purpura.
See Henoch-Schönlein purpura.
- Allergic rhinitis
a condition characterized by head congestion, sneezing, tearing, and swelling of the nasal mucous membranes, caused by an allergic reaction. noun (pathol) a technical name for hay fever allergic rhinitis n. Rhinitis associated with hay fever.
- Allergic reaction
allergic reaction allergic reaction n. A local or generalized reaction of an organism to internal or external contact with a specific allergen to which the organism has been previously sensitized. Contemporary Examples The teenage schoolgirl died from an allergic reaction to penicillin last June during the botched operation. Egypt: Stop Mutilating Little Girls! Bel Trew […]
- Allergic salute
allergic salute allergic salute allergic sa·lute (sə-lōōt’) n. A wiping or rubbing of the nose with a transverse or upward movement of the hand.
an abnormal reaction of the body to a previously encountered introduced by inhalation, ingestion, injection, or skin contact, often manifested by itchy eyes, runny nose, wheezing, skin rash, or diarrhea. hypersensitivity to the reintroduction of an . Compare . Informal. a strong dislike or aversion, as toward a person or activity: He has an allergy […]