Hypersensitivity

Hypersensitivity

(Science: immunology) a state of altered reactivity in which the body reacts with an exaggerated immune response to a foreign substance. Hypersensitivity reactions are classified as immediate or delayed, types i and iv, respectively, in the Gell and Coombs classification of immune responses.


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