This descriptor may be applied to any substance which produces an allergy (see below).
Type: Term Pronunciation: al′er-jen Definitions: 1. An antigen that induces an allergic or hypersensitive response.Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=2291
A substance that causes an allergic reaction in individuals sensitive to it. Found on http://www.epa.gov/OCEPAterms/
Plural form: allergens. Substances that cause an allergic reaction
Example: Dust, peanuts and cat hair are all common allergens.
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Any inanimate or living object that creates an allergic reaction in an animal.
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- any substance that can cause an allergyFound on http://www.webdictionary.co.uk/definition.php?query=allergen
Any substance, usually a protein, which, taken into the body, makes the body hypersensitive (allergic) to it. See allergy.Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20474
Immunostimulant antigenic substance which may or may not cause a clinically significant effect but which is capable of producing immediate hypersensitivity
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This descriptor may be applied to any substance which produces an allergy (see below).Found on http://www.chemicalglossary.net/definition/74-Allergen
A substance that causes the body to react hypersensitively to it
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a substance that causes an allergic reaction Found on http://www.medichecks.com/glossary.cfm?ltr=A
An allergen is a substance that reacts with the body's immune system and causes an allergic reaction.
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A substance which, when introduced into the body most often through being eaten, inhaled or skin contact, provokes an allergic state in sensitive individuals. E.g. pollen
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A substance that causes an allergy.
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Allergen: A substance that is foreign to the body and can cause an allergic reaction in certain people. For examples, pollen, dander, mold.Found on http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=2194
<immunology> An antigenic substance capable of producing immediate type hypersensitivity reaction (allergy). ... (06 Oct 1997) ... Found on http://www.mondofacto.com/facts/dictionary?allergen
any substance that can cause an allergyFound on http://wordnetweb.princeton.edu/perl/webwn?s=allergen
(al´әr-jen) a substance, protein or nonprotein, capable of inducing allergy or specific hypersensitivity. a purified protein, most often of a food (such as milk, eggs, or wheat), a bacterium, or pollen, used to test a patient for hypersensitivity to specific substances (see skin test). Allergens may ...Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/21001
substance that in some persons induces the hypersensitive state of allergy and stimulates the formation of reaginic antibodies. Allergens may be ... [7 related articles]Found on http://www.britannica.com/eb/a-z/a/49
(allergy + -gen) a antigenic substance capable of producing immediate-type hypersensitivity (allergy).Found on http://users.ugent.be/~rvdstich/eugloss/DIC/dictio04.html
allergen A substance that is foreign to the body and can cause an allergic reaction in certain people; examples include: pollen, dander, mold; ragweed pollen is the allergen which causes hay fever.Found on http://www.wordinfo.info/words/index/info/view_unit/84/
An antigen responsible for producing allergic reactions by inducing IgE formation.
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Any agent or substance that can trigger an allergic reaction. Common allergens include foods, molds, grass, weeds, pet dander, cigarette smoke and detergents. Researchers believe that avoiding foods that can cause allergies, such as peanuts and wheat, during pregnancy may prevent the offspring from developing certain food allergies.Found on http://www.pregnology.com/AZ/A/4
A substance, such as pollen or pet dander, that causes an allergy.Found on http://www.apluspetgoods.com/petsupplies/dog-glossary.php
Any substance that can induce an allergic reaction.Found on http://www.thehorse.com/Glossary.xhtml?L=A
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