Allergic rhinitis, seasonal: Allergic rhinitis that occurs during a specific season.
- Allergic salute
Allergic salute: The characteristic gesture of a person with allergic rhinitis: rubbing his or her nose with the index finger.
- Allergic vasculitis
Allergic vasculitis: A disease (also more commonly called the Churg-Straus syndrome) characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels in persons with a history of asthma or allergy. The symptoms of the Churg-Strauss syndrome include fatigue, weight loss, inflammation of the nasal passages, symptoms of asthma, numbness, and weakness. The ultimate test for the diagnosis of […]
A misguided reaction to foreign substances by the immune system, the body system of defense against foreign invaders, particularly pathogens (the agents of infection). The allergic reaction is misguided in that these foreign substances are usually harmless. The substances that trigger allergy are called allergen. Examples include pollens, dust mite, molds, danders, and certain foods. […]
- Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Inst.
Allergy & Infectious Diseases, National Institute of: One of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), the mission of the NIAID is “to support and conduct research and research training (that) strives to understand, treat, and ultimately prevent the myriad infectious, immunologic, and allergic diseases that threaten millions of human lives.” Immunology figures into this […]
- Allergy desensitization
Allergy desensitization: Stimulation of the immune system with gradually increasing doses of the substances to which a person is allergic in order to modify or stop the allergic response. This form of treatment is very effective for allergies to pollen, mites, animal dander, and stinging insects, including bees, hornets, yellow jackets, wasps, velvet ants, fire […]