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Definition of the noun allergen

What does allergen mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: allergens

  1. any substance that can cause an allergy
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: substance = a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties
    • more specific term: ragweed pollen = pollen of the ragweed plant is a common allergen

Explanation

  1. Allergen: An allergen is a type of antigen that produces an abnormally vigorous immune response in which the immune system fights off a perceived threat that would otherwise be harmless to the body. Such reactions are called allergies.
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  2. Allergen: A substance that elicits an allergic reaction.

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Google previewAsthma and Rhinitis (2008)

by William W. Busse, Stephen T. Holgate

Amb a 3: phytocyanin related The Amb a 3 allergen is an 11-kDa glycoprotein ( Klapper et al.

Amb a 5: unknown function The Amb a 5 allergen is a minor 5 - kDa glycoprotein which comprises 45 amino acid residues, and whose function is ...

Google previewConcepts of Biology (2015)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is a type of antigen that produces an abnormally vigorous immune response in which the immune...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Dental Assisting : Comprehensive Approach by Donna J. Phinney, ISBN 9781418048730 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is a type...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: The Textbook of Emergency Cardiovascular Care and CPR (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capableof stimulatinga typeI hypersensitivity reaction inatopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E(IgE) responses.. Mosthumans ...

Google previewHuman Biology, Concepts and Current Issues (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses.

Google previewPrinciples of Pediatric Nursing, Caring for Children (2016)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses.

Google previewe-Study Guide for Delmars Manual of Laboratory and Diagnostic Tests, textbook by Rick Daniels (2012)

Medicine, Medicine by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capableof stimulatinga typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E(IgE) responses.. Most humans ...

Google previewLiving with Asthma (2014)

by Christine Zuchora-Walske

An allergen is any substance that causes an allergic reaction. An allergic reaction is an exaggerated immune system response to something that does not bother most people. This physical response may include runny nose, sneezing, itching, ...

Google previewPathophysiology, The Biologic Basis for Disease in Adults and Children (2015)

Medicine, Internal medicine by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Human Biology : Concepts and Current Issues by Michael D. Johnson, ISBN 9780805394269 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capableofstimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E(IgE) responses..Most humans ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Environmental Science : Global Concern by Cunningham, ISBN 9780073301693 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. Technically, an allergen is a nonparasitic antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals. Most humans mount significant Immunoglobulin E ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Plant Biology by Graham & Wilcox, ISBN 9780131469068 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS: KEY TERMS, PEOPLE, PLACES, CONCEPTS Allergen : An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Irradiation of Food Commodities : Techniques, Applications, Detection, Legislation, Safety and Consumer Opinion (2012)

Medicine, Medicine by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses.

Google previewStudy Resource for Craven's Fundamentals of Nursing : Human Health and Function with Access (2015)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Essentials of Pediatric Nursing by Theresa Kyle, ISBN 9780781751155 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E (IgE)responses.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Medical-Surgical Nursing: Clinical Management for Positive Outcomes, 2-Volume Set by Joyce M. Black, ISBN 9781416046875 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Paramedic Practice Today: Above and Beyond, Volume 2 by Barbara J Aehlert, ISBN 9780323043755 (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through ImmunoglobulinE(IgE) responses. Most humans ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Human Biology (2012)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in atopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E (IgE) responses.

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Food Safety for the 21st Century : Managing HACCP and Food Safety throughout the Global Supply Chain (2014)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable ofstimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction inatopic individuals through Immunoglobulin E(IgE) responses.. Mosthumans ...

Google previewe-Study Guide for: Environment: The Science Behind the Stories by Withgott, ISBN 9780805395730 (2013)

by Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Allergen: An allergen is any substance that can cause an allergy. In technical terms, an allergen is an antigen capable of stimulating a typeI hypersensitivity reaction in ...

Google previewEcohouse (2014)

by Sue Roaf, Manuel Fuentes, Stephanie Thomas-Rees

AllErgEns An allergen is a substance that causes a reaction 6 Health and happiness in the home.

Google previewTextbook of Contact Dermatitis (2001)

by Richard J. G. Rycroft

or vaporized allergen is the causative agent. Other reports are provided by Thune and Solberg [18, 19] who described airborne contact dermatitis from lichen particles, and Watsky [20] who described four cases of airborne allergic contact ...

Google previewYoung Children's Health and Well-Being (2006)

by Angela Underdown

Allergen An allergen is an antigen that causes an allergic ...

Google previewPatch Testing and Prick Testing (2003)

A Practical Guide ; with 42 Tables by Jean-Marie Lachapelle, Howard I. Maibach

Sensitization Phase The allergen is a chemical that is usually, but not always, of low molecular weight, lipid-soluble, and highly reactive. An unprocessed allergen is more correctly referred to as a hapten. The hapten is applied Chapter 2 ...

Google previewNew York Supreme Court

An allergen is a substance which causes sensitization, in its broad term. An allergen can, to try to explain more fully, it can be something like a pollen, which is an inhalant allergen, to a dye substance, to particular drugs. It covers a wide ...

Google previewNelson Essentials of Pediatricson VitalSource (2014)

by Karen Marcdante, Robert M. Kliegman

An allergen is an antigen that triggers an IgE response in genetically predisposed individuals. Hypersensitivity disorders of the immune system are classified into four groups, based on the mechanism that leads to tissue inflammation (Table ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1L1E1R1G2E1N1

The value of this 8-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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