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1. A hypersensitivity reaction to the ingestion or injection of a substance (a protein or drug) resulting from a prior contact with a substance.
2. The hypersensitive state which may develop after the introduction of a foreign protein or other antigen into the body tissues.
3. A severe, immediate, potentially fatal bodily reaction to contact with a substance (antigen) to which the individual has previously been exposed.

It is often triggered by antiserum, antibiotics, or insect stings.

This entry is located in the following units: ana-, an-, ano-, am- (page 4) phylacto-, phylact-, phylac-, phylax- (page 1)