Allergy to cockroaches: An allergic reaction to tiny protein particles shed or excreted by cockroaches. Asthma can be due to exposure to cockroach allergens. Removing cockroach allergens from the home is not an easy job, but it can go far in reducing the frequency and severity of asthma and other allergic reactions.
- Allergy, soy milk
Allergy, soy milk: Soy protein formulas contain no cow milk and are therefore reasonable alternatives for infants with true cow milk allergy. However, some infants have allergy to both cow milk and soy proteins. These infants require a formula in which the cow milk protein (casein) has been “predigested” and specific amino acids added to […]
Allodynia: Pain from stimuli which are not normally painful. The pain may occur other than in the area stimulated. Allodynia means other pain. See: Cutaneous allodynia.
Alloerotic: Having to do with sexual excitement toward the same sex. The opposite is heteroerotic.
Allogeneic: Taken from different individuals of the same species. Two or more individuals are said to be allogeneic to one another when the genes at one or more loci are not identical.
Allograft: The transplant of an organ or tissue from one individual to another of the same species with a different genotype. For example, a transplant from one person to another, but not an identical twin, is an allograft. Allografts account for many human transplants, including those from cadaveric, living related, and living unrelated donors. Also […]