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acute
referring to a condition with a rapid onset
allergen
substance , such as pollen that causes an allergy
allergy
high sensitivity to certain substance
anaphylaxias
extreme hypersensitivity reaction to a substance that can lead to snack and life-threatening respiratory collapse
angina
chest pain caused by inadequate
antibodies
immunoglobulins produced by lymphoid tissue in response to a foreign substance
antigen
a substance introduced into the body to stimulate the production of an antibody
aspiration
the act of inhaling or ingesting,as of a foreign object
asthma
a respiratory disease often associated with allergies and characterized by sudden recurring attacks of labored breathing
convulsion
an involuntary muscular contraction
epllepsy
neurological disorder with sudden recurring seizures
erythema
skin redness often caused by inflammation or infection
gait
a particular way of walking or ambulating
hyperglycemia
abnormally high blood glucose level
hypersensitivity
state of being excessively sensitive to a substance often with allergic reaction