GC: n

S: USDA – (last access: 30 October 2014); DORLAND p. 50; EncBrit – (last access: 26 September 2015).

N: 1. 1911s, from German Allergie, coined 1906 by Austrian pediatrician Clemens E. von Pirquet (1874-1929) from Greek allos “other, different, strange” + ergon “activity”.
2. allergy, hypersensitivity reaction by the body to foreign substances (antigens) that in similar amounts and circumstances are harmless within the bodies of other peop
3. The earliest known report of an allergy was that of King Menses of Egypt, who died after a wasp sting some time between 3640 and 3300 BC.
4. A damaging immune response by the body to a substance, especially a particular food, pollen, fur, or dust, to which it has become hypersensitive.
5. Allergies exist in many different forms. Cockroach Allergy, Drug Allergies, Dust Allergy, Eye Allergies, Food Allergies, Insect Sting Allergies, Latex Allergy, Mold Allergy, Pet Allergies, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Skin Allergies.

S: 1. OED – (last access: 30 October 2014). 2. EncBrit (last access: 30 October 2014). 3. AA – (last access: 30 October 2014). 4. OD – (last access: 30 October 2014). 5. ACAAI – (last access: 30 October 2014).

SYN: acquired sensitivity, induced sensitivity.

S: GDT (last access: 30 October 2014)

CR: aeroallergen, allergology, anaphylaxis, mite, rhinitis.