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 -ssociated 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 […]
a physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of . noun a physician skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases or conditions caused by allergy allergist al·ler·gist (āl’ər-jĭst) n. a physician specializing in the diagnosis and treatment of allergies.