atopy

Allergic (hypersensitive) response at a site remote from the stimulus (eg. food-induced dermatitis).

Atopy

Atopy iː Greek ἀτοπία - placelessness, out of place, special, unusual, extraordinary) or atopic syndrome is a predisposition toward developing certain allergic hypersensitivity reactions. Atopy may have a hereditary component, although contact with the allergen must occur before the hypersensitivity reaction can develop. The term `atopy`.....
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atopy

(at´ә-pe) a clinical hypersensitivity state or allergy with a hereditary predisposition; the tendency to develop an allergy is inherited, although the specific clinical form (such as hay fever or asthma) is not. The antibody reagin is involved. Called also atopic, hereditary, or spontaneous allergy
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atopy

<immunology> An allergic reaction with strong family tendencies. ... (09 Oct 1997) ...
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Atopy

[philosophy] Atopy (Greek ατοπία, atopía - placelessness, unclassifiable, of high originality; Socrates has often been called `átopos`) describes the ineffability of things or emotions that are seldom experienced, that are outstanding and that are original in the strict sense. The term depicts a certain quality (of experience) that ...
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Atopy

A hereditary tendency to develop allergies (allergic rhinitis, allergic asthma, eczema).
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Atopy

A term used by allergists to describe IgE-mediated anaphylactic responses in humans, usually genetically determined.
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atopy

Allergic inhalant dermatitis or atopic dermatitis. Allergens are true antigens which are usually inhaled or penetrate the skin as complete allergens or haptens. Allergens may also be ingested or injected.
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ATOPY

An inherited predisposition toward the development of allergy.
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Atopy

Atopy: The genetic tendency to develop the classic allergic diseases -- atopic dermatitis, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), and asthma. Atopy involves the capacity to produce IgE in response to common environmental proteins such as house dustmite, grass pollen, and food allergens. From the Greek atopos meaning out of place.
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atopy

type of hypersensitivity characterized by an immediate physiological reaction, with movement of fluid from the blood vessels into the tissues, upon ... [5 related articles]
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atopy

Type: Term Pronunciation: at′ō-pē Definitions: 1. A genetically determined state of hypersensitivity to environmental allergens. Type I allergic reaction is associated with the IgE antibody and a group of diseases, principally asthma, hay fever, and atopic dermatitis.
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