anaphylactic shock

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n anaphylactic shock a severe and rapid and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reaction to a substance (especially a vaccine or penicillin or shellfish or insect venom) to which the organism has become sensitized by previous exposure
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Usage

In literature:

To avoid anaphylactic shock, this dose must be incredibly small.
"The Treatment of Hay Fever" by George Frederick Laidlaw
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In news:

The bites itch, and can cause anaphylactic shock in rare cases, and dust containing feces and molted shells has triggered asthma attacks, but these are all allergic reactions, not disease.
The law, formerly SB 621, mandated public schools train personnel on how to recognize when students are experiencing symptoms of anaphylactic shock and respond using auto-injectable epinephrine .
A firefighter working at the scene of a forest fire at Fairview Canyon was flown by helicopter to the hospital after a bee sting sent the crew member into anaphylactic shock.
Those allergic to quirkiness may be sent into fits of anaphylactic shock by the DIY indie "Tiny Furniture," but the immune among us will find something of a rough gem.
The law, formerly SB 621, mandated public schools train personnel on how to recognize when students are experiencing symptoms of anaphylactic shock and respond using auto-injectable epinephrine.
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