an allergy, involving an inherited immunoglobulin of the IgE type, that predisposes a person to certain allergic responses, as dermatitis.
(immunol) a hereditary tendency to be hypersensitive to certain allergens
1923, coined by Edward D. Perry, professor of Greek at Columbia University, at the request of medical men, from Greek atopia “unusualness, strangeness, a being out of the way,” from atopos “out of place, strange, odd, eccentric,” from a-, privative prefix (see a- (3)), + topos “place” (see topos).
atopy at·o·py (āt’ə-pē)
A hereditary disorder marked by the tendency to develop immediate allergic reactions to substances such as pollen, food, dander, and insect venoms and manifested by hay fever, asthma, or similar allergic conditions. Also called atopic allergy.
a·top’ic (ā-tŏp’ĭk) adj.
atopognosia atopognosia a·top·og·no·si·a (ā-tŏp’ŏg-nō’zē-ə, -zhə, ə-tŏp’-) or a·top·og·no·sis (-nō’sĭs) n. The inability to discern the origin of a sensation.
a combination of 1. and 2. that forms nouns corresponding to verbs ending in -ate1, ,denoting a human agent (agitator; mediator; adjudicator) or nonhuman entity, especially a machine (incubator; regulator; vibrator) performing the function named by the verb. suffix a person or thing that performs a certain action: agitator, escalator, radiator
a statin, (C 33 H 34 FN 2 O 5) 2 ·Ca 3 H 2 O, used in the prevention and treatment of heart disease.
Biochemistry. adenosine triphosphate: an ester of adenosine and triphosphoric acid, C 10 H 12 N 5 O 4 H 4 P 3 O 9 , formed especially aerobically by the reaction of ADP and an orthophosphate during oxidation, or by the interaction of ADP and phosphocreatine or certain other substrates, and serving as a source […]