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Definition of the noun atopy

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noun - plural: atopies

  1. an allergic reaction that becomes apparent in a sensitized person only minutes after contact

Alternative definition of the noun atopy


  1. [uncountable] A hereditary disorder marked by the tendency to develop localized immediate hypersensitivity reactions to allergens such as pollen, food etc and is manifested by hay fever, asthma, or similar allergic conditions; generally considered to be caused by the interaction of environmental and genetic factors.
  2. A person suffering from atopic syndrome; a case of atopy.


ATOPY is an Aviation waypoint.

  • also known as ATOPY fix, waypoint ATOPY, ATOPY waypoint, fix ATOPY


  1. Atopy 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 that can be observed within oneself or within others. It does not depict an ideal, although it has been abused to do so, for example by the genius-cult during the era of romanticism.
  2. Atopy a.k.a. membrane-spanning 4-domains, subfamily A, member 2 (Fc fragment of IgE, high affinity I, receptor for; beta polypeptide) is a gene.
    • also known as Fc epsilon receptor I beta-chain; Fc-epsilon receptor I beta-chain; membrane-spanning 4-domains, subfamily A, member 2; IgE responsiveness (atopic); immunoglobulin E receptor, high affinity, beta polypeptide; Fc IgE receptor, beta chain

Printed books with definitions for Atopy

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Google previewOtitis Externa (2014)

An Essential Guide to Diagnosis and Treatment by Richard G. Harvey, BVSc DVD Dip ECVD FSB, Sue Paterson

Q Atopy is the most common cause of chronic canine otitis; it is a rare cause of feline ear disease.

Atopy is an inherited predisposition to develop immunoglobulin (Ig) E to environmental allergens resulting in disease1. Affected ...

Google previewPerinatal Programming (2012)

The State of the Art by Andreas Plagemann

Atopy is a personal and/or familial tendency usually in childhood or adolescence, to become sensitized and produce antibodies in response to ordinary exposures to allergens, usually proteins. As a consequence, these persons can develop ...

Google previewPreventing Occupational Disease and Injury (2005)

by Barry S. Levy

Atopy is a constellation of clinical findings, including asthma, hay fever, and atopic eczematous dermatitis. There are no pathognomonic features of atopic disease; atopy is the major genetic condition predisposing to irritant contact dermatitis.

Google previewThe Immunological Basis of Asthma (2003)

by Bart Lambrecht, Henk Hoogsteden, Zuzana Diamant

Atopy is a very common feature in asthmatics: atopic asthma is characterized by in¢ltration of the bronchial mucosa with eosinophils and Th2-type cells, circulating speci¢c IgE antibodies and positive skin tests to common aeroallergens, and ...

Google previewBrocklehurst's Textbook of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology (2010)

by Howard M. Fillit, Kenneth Rockwood, Kenneth Woodhouse

Atopy is an age-related phenomenon; in community surveys the peak prevalence of immediate skin test reactivity...

Google previewManaging Your Child's Food Allergies: The Complete Australian Guide For Parents (2011)

by Alison Orman

Atopy refers to the tendency to become sensitised and produce IgE antibodies on exposure to an allergen and, as a result, develop symptoms of asthma,

Or, more simply, atopy is the genetic predisposition to develop allergic disease.

Google previewDiseases and Disorders in Infancy and Early Childhood (2009)

by Janette B. Benson, Marshall M. Haith

Atopy is the hereditary predisposition to develop IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to foods, pollen, and animal dander.

Atopy is a genetically determined state of IgE -mediated hypersensitivity to allergens, the likelihood of being clinically allergic ...

Google previewHandbook of Immunochemistry (2012)

by Miroslav Ferenčík

The term atopy refers to a genetically encoded hypersensitivity to various antigens, which permits excessive formation of reagins (antibodies of the IgE class). Allergic reactions of this type are generated very quickly (within a few minutes) after ...

Google previewAllergy and Allergic Diseases (2013)

The New Mechanisms and Therapeutics by Judah A. Denburg

Atopy is a strikingly common finding in these patients (1). It is defined as “familial hypersensitivity of skin and mucous membranes to environmental substances, associated with increased immunoglobulin E (IgE) formation and/or altered ...

Google previewDealing with Food Allergies in Babies and Children (2007)

by Janice Vickerstaff Joneja

Atopy is a personal or familial tendency to produce IgE antibodies in ...

Google previewVaccine Anxieties (2012)

"Global Science, Child Health and Society" by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach

describes how: Atopy is the tendency to allergies, ...

Google previewSmall Dog Breeds (2002)

by Dan Rice

Atopy is an allergic skin condition that's believed to have a hereditary predisposition and most often is seen in short haired or hairless breeds. It's manifested as a non- parasitic skin itch, redness, or inflammation that affects young ...

Google previewNelson Essentials of Pediatrics E-Book (2014)

by Karen Marcdante, Robert M. Kliegman

Atopy is a result of a complex interaction between multiple genes and environmental factors. It implies specific IgE-mediated diseases, including allergic rhinitis, asthma, and atopic dermatitis. An allergen is an antigen that triggers an IgE ...

Google previewDental Management of the Medically Compromised Patient (2012)

by James W. Little, Donald Falace, Craig Miller, Nelson L. Rhodus

Atopy is a hypersensitivity state that is influenced by hereditary factors. Hay fever, asthma, urticaria, and angioedema are examples of atopic reactions.

Google previewDavidson's Principles and Practice of Medicine (2013)

by Brian R. Walker, Nicki R Colledge

Atopy is the tendency to produce an exaggerated IgE immune response to otherwise harmless environmental substances, while an allergic disease can be defined as the clinical manifestation of this inappropriate IgE immune response.

Google previewClinical Pathology (2007)

by James Carton, Richard Daly, Pramila Ramani

Atopy refers to a genetic tendency of the immune system to make large amounts of IgE directed against common environmental allergens and a predisposition to diseases such as atopic dermatitis, ...

Google previewConceptual Pharmacology (2010)

Atopy is the strongest genetic predisposition for the development of an IgE response to common aeroallergens. Most cases of childhood asthma (90%) are allergic ...

Google previewClinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach (2011)

by Jack J. Kanski, Brad Bowling

Atopy is a genetically determined predisposition to hypersensitivity reactions upon exposure to specific environmental antigens. Clinical manifestations include the various forms of allergic conjunctivitis, as well as hay fever (seasonal allergic ...

Google previewThe Hereditary Basis of Allergic Diseases (2002)

by Stephen T. Holgate, John W. Holloway

Atopy is a common disorder characterized by increased general IgE responsiveness [1]. Atopy is also an important cause of disorder in the skin ( eczema), lungs (asthma), and nose (rhinitis); family studies suggest variable combinations of ...

Google previewHealth Effects of Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke (2000)

The Report of the California Environmental Protection Agency by Lauren Zeise, Amy J. Dunn

SUSCEPTIBLE Atopy refers to an inherited predisposition to develop IgE POPULATIONS ...

Google previewTeaching Epidemiology (2015)

A Guide for Teachers in Epidemiology, Public Health and Clinical Medicine by Jorn Olsen, Naomi Greene, Rodolfo Saracci, Dimitrios Trichopoulos

Atopy is the tendency to develop specific IgE antibodies to allergens and can be assessed by measuring the level of circulating specific IgE antibodies in the blood or by the skin test method. Atopy is closely associated with asthma, although ...

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Scrabble value of A1T1O1P3Y4

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