passive anaphylaxis n.
An anaphylactic response in a nonsensitized individual caused by inoculation with serum from a sensitized individual. Also called antiserum anaphylaxis.
- Passive clot
passive clot n. A clot that is formed in an aneurysmal sac following the cessation of circulation through the aneurysm.
- Passive congestion
passive congestion n. Congestion in a part of the body caused by the obstruction or slowing of drainage of venous blood.
- Passive-dependent personality
[pas-iv-di-pen-duh nt] /ˈpæs ɪv dɪˈpɛn dənt/ noun, Psychiatry. 1. a personality disorder characterized by a lack of self-confidence and self-reliance and consequent surrender to and dependence on others to take responsibility for major areas of one’s life.
- Passive euthanasia
noun 1. a form of euthanasia in which medical treatment that will keep a dying patient alive for a time is withdrawn