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allergy

Definition

A condition of abnormal sensitivity in certain individuals to contact with substances such as proteins, pollens, bacteria, and certain foods. This contact may result in exaggerated physiologic responses such as hay fever, asthma, and in severe enough situations, anaphylactic shock. (Source: KOREN)

Themes
  • human health
Groups
  • HEALTH, NUTRITION
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Scope note

Scope note is not available.

Concept URL: http://www.eionet.europa.eu/gemet/concept/332