ALLERGY

noun. a state in which the body generates an irregular or incorrect immune reaction to select antigens. During an allergy response, the allergens provoke the excretion of histamine, heading to swelling and various other ailments.

ALLERGY: "Sometime between the age of three and four years old, Seth developed an allergy to strawberries."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "ALLERGY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/allergy/ (accessed December 7, 2019).
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