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Glossary of Terms

Definitions of commonly used terms in the description, diagnosis and management of the most common allergic diseases.

Necrotic
Learn what is meant by the term necrotic.

Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria
Learn what is meant by chronic idiopathic urticaria.

Exercise Induced Asthma
Learn what is meant by exercise induced asthma.

What Is Sensitization?
Learn what is meant by sensitization.

Cross-Reactivity
Learn what is meant by cross-reactivity in terms of allergy.

What is Trichophyton?
Learn what Trichophyton is, and how being allergic to it can lead to severe asthma.

Omega 3 Fatty Acids
Learn what omega 3 fatty acids are.

What is Vitamin D?
Learn what vitamin D is, where it comes from, and what the body uses it for.

Placebo
Learn what a placebo treatment is, and why is it important in medical studies.

Acupuncture
Learn the definition of acupuncture.

Mold
Learn what mold is.

Occupational Asthma
Learn the definition of occupational asthma.

Continuous Positive Airway Pressure
Learn what continuous positive airway pressure is.

Uvulopalatopharyngoplasty
Learn what an uvulopalatopharyngoplasty is.

Nasal Polyps
Learn the definition of nasal polyps.

Sublingual Immunotherapy
Learn the definition of sublingual immunotherapy.

Pollen
Learn exactly what pollen is.

Perennial Allergic Rhinitis
Learn the definition of perennial allergic rhinitis.

Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
Learn the definition of seasonal allergic rhinitis.

Desensitization
Learn about the definition of desensitization.

Allergen
Definition of allergen.

Allergy
Definition of allergy.

Anaphylaxis
Definition of anaphylaxis.

Angioedema
Definition of angioedema.

Anti-histamine
Definition of anti-histamine.

Antibody
Defintion of antibody.

Asthma
Definition of asthma.

Atopic
Definition of atopic.

Basophils
Definition of basophils.

Bronchodilator
What is a bronchodilator?

Bronchospasm
What is bronchospasm?

Conjunctivitis
Definition of conjunctivitis.

Corticosteroids
Definition of corticosteroids.

Dander
Definition of dander.

Decongestant
What is a decongestant?

Dermatitis
what is dermatitis

Eczema
Definition of eczema.

Eosinophil
Definition of eosinophil.

Hayfever
Definition of hayfever.

HEPA
Definition of HEPA.

HFA inhalers
What is an HFA inhaler?

Histamine
Definition of histamine.

Hymenoptera
What are the Hymenoptera?

Immunotherapy
Definition of immunotherapy.

Leukotrienes
Definition of leukotrienes.

Mast cell
Definition of mast cell.

Oral challenge
What is an oral challenge?

Otolaryngologist
what is an otolaryngologist?

RAST
Definition of RAST.

Reactive Airways Disease
what is reactive airways disease?

Rhinitis
Definition of rhinitis.

Sinusitis
Definition of sinusitis.

Urticaria
Definition of urticaria.

Venom
What is venom?

Definition of IgE
Definition of IgE antibody.

Definition of IgG
Learn the definition of IgG

Albumin
Learn the definition of albumin and how it is important for pet allergies.

Intradermal Skin Test
Learn what an intradermal skin test is and how it is used to diagnose allergies.

Scratch Test
scratch test allergies, allergy test, diagnose allergies

Isomer
Learn the definition of an isomer.

Racemic Mixture
Learn what is meant by a racemic mixture.

Isomer
Learn the definition of an isomer.

Racemic Mixture
Learn what is meant by a racemic mixture.

Systemic
What is meant by the term systemic?

Potency
Learn what is meant by the potency of a medicine.

Debridement
Learn what is meant by the term debridement.

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