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allergen

any substance that induces an allergy, such as pollen, grasses, certain foods, and medications
Not to be confused with:
allergic – pertaining to an allergy: allergic to peanuts
allergy – an abnormal reaction of the body to an allergen, manifested by runny nose, skin rash, wheezing, etc.; hypersensitivity to the reintroduction of an allergen
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al·ler·gen

 (ăl′ər-jən)
n.
A substance, such as pollen, that causes an allergy.

[German Allergen : Aller(gie), allergy; see allergy + -gen, -gen (from French -gène; see -gen).]

al′ler·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.
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allergen

(ˈæləˌdʒɛn) or

allergin

n
(Biology) any substance capable of inducing an allergy
ˌallerˈgenic adj
ˌallergeˈnicity n
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al•ler•gen

(ˈæl ər dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
any substance, usu. a protein, that induces an allergic reaction in a particular individual.
[1910–15; aller(gy) + -gen]
al`ler•gen′ic (-ˈdʒɛn ɪk) adj.
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al·ler·gen

(ăl′ər-jən)
A substance, such as pollen, that causes an allergy.
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allergen

- Though allergens are not harmful themselves, when they are combined with certain antibodies, a reaction (i.e. the allergy) liberates substances that damage body cells and tissues.
See also related terms for harmful.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allergen - any substance that can cause an allergyallergen - any substance that can cause an allergy
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
ragweed pollen - pollen of the ragweed plant is a common allergen
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Translations
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allergen

allergen

[ˈælədʒən] Nalérgeno m
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allergen

[ˈælərɛn] nallergène m
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allergen

n (Med) → Allergen nt
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al·ler·gen

n. alérgeno, antígeno que induce una respuesta alérgica o hipersensitiva.
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allergen

n alérgeno or alergeno
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The association between emotional triggers and asthma disease activity was even greater than associations between the other triggers (e.g., infection, pollen allergen, animal allergen) and asthma disease activity.
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In addition to food allergens SPT with house dust mite allergens (Der p1 and Der f 1 mix) and mixed pollen allergen from paper mulberry, cocklebur and grasses were also performed.
Anaphylaxis to multiple pollen allergen sublingual immunotherapy.
Ball et al., "Nonanaphylactic synthetic peptides derived from B cell epitopes of the major grass pollen allergen, Phl p 1, for allergy vaccination," Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology Journal, vol.
They used birch pollen allergen (Bet v 1) exposure and showed that this allergen binds to, enters and travels through conjunctival and nasal epithelium of allergic patients but not of healthy subjects within one minute after the exposure.
The aim of this study was to examine whether a 1-hr exposure to 500 [micro]g/[m.sup.3] formaldehyde enhances the asthmatic response to inhaled pollen allergen in subjects with intermittent asthma.
Certain foods cross-react with pollen allergens. If a person minimizes exposure to a grass or pollen allergen but continues to eat a related food, his or her hay fever symptoms may remain active.
Although some of the amino acid residues changed [from the major birch pollen allergen Bet v 1 to the related apple allergen Mal d 1], the shape of the molecule was very much the same."
In a recent study on 10 atopic asthmatic adults, particulate sulfuric acid exposure potentiated early asthmatic response to grass pollen allergen (Tunnicliffe et al.
Fornix is selling the division due to ongoing registration problems for the Oralgen Pollen allergen product.