diminished sexual desire.
anaphrodisia an·aph·ro·dis·i·a (ān-āf’rə-dĭz’ē-ə, -dĭzh’ə)
A decline or absence of sexual desire.
capable of diminishing sexual desire. an anaphrodisiac agent. Historical Examples Without doubt it exerts an anaphrodisiac action, on account of which the illustrious Linnæus called it the “drink of eunuchs.” The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines T. H. Pardo de Tavera In Concan the juice of the leaves is given mixed with food to animals […]
- Anaphylactic antibody
anaphylactic antibody anaphylactic antibody n. See cytotropic antibody.
exaggerated allergic reaction to a foreign protein resulting from previous exposure to it. Historical Examples The histone was so toxic that its anaphylactic properties could not be studied. The Organism as a Whole Jacques Loeb Idiosyncrasy to cow’s milk which is observed sometimes in infants is an anaphylactic phenomenon. Food Poisoning Edwin Oakes Jordan The […]
- Anaphylactic shock
Pathology. a severe and sometimes fatal allergic reaction to a foreign substance, especially a protein, as serum or bee venom, to which an individual has become sensitized, often involving rapid swelling, acute respiratory distress, and collapse of circulation. noun a severe, sometimes fatal, reaction to a substance to which a person has an extreme sensitivity, […]