allergen

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al·ler·gen

 (ăl′ər-jən)
n.
A substance, such as pollen, that causes an allergy.

[German Allergen : Aller(gie), allergy; see allergy + -gen, -gen (from French -gène; see -gen).]

al′ler·gen′ic (-jĕn′ĭk) adj.

allergen

(ˈæləˌdʒɛn) or

allergin

n
(Biology) any substance capable of inducing an allergy
ˌallerˈgenic adj
ˌallergeˈnicity n

al•ler•gen

(ˈæl ər dʒən, -ˌdʒɛn)

n.
any substance, usu. a protein, that induces an allergic reaction in a particular individual.
[1910–15; aller(gy) + -gen]
al`ler•gen′ic (-ˈdʒɛn ɪk) adj.

al·ler·gen

(ăl′ər-jən)
A substance, such as pollen, that causes an allergy.

allergen

- Though allergens are not harmful themselves, when they are combined with certain antibodies, a reaction (i.e. the allergy) liberates substances that damage body cells and tissues.
See also related terms for harmful.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.allergen - any substance that can cause an allergyallergen - any substance that can cause an allergy
substance - a particular kind or species of matter with uniform properties; "shigella is one of the most toxic substances known to man"
ragweed pollen - pollen of the ragweed plant is a common allergen
Translations
alergen
allergen

allergen

[ˈælədʒən] Nalérgeno m

allergen

[ˈælərɛn] nallergène m

allergen

n (Med) → Allergen nt

al·ler·gen

n. alérgeno, antígeno que induce una respuesta alérgica o hipersensitiva.

allergen

n alérgeno or alergeno
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Benzophenones, chemical ultraviolet light absorbers used in products ranging from sunscreens and hair sprays to plastic lens filters for color photography, have been named the American Contact Dermatitis Society's 2014 Contact Allergen of the Year.
The Preventice CARD System-which stands for Contact Allergen Replacement Database-is the world's most recognized contact allergy system, containing more than 8,100 known ingredients found in more than 7,000 commercial skin care products.
On some occasions a thorough history, physical examination, and skin testing or patch testing results in the identification of a drug, food, aeroallergen, contact allergen, or environmental exposure that accounts for the cutaneous symptoms.
Gene expression changes in peripheral blood-derived dendritic cells following exposure to a contact allergen.
The most common contact allergen was nickel sulfate, which was seen in nine patients (14.
MIAMI BEACH--The increasing use of methylisothiazolinone by itself in cosmetic and toiletry products has earned the preservative the title of contact allergen of the year from the American Contact Dermatitis Society
What they found was that 89 percent contained at least one chemical known to cause contact dermatitis and 11 percent contained five or more contact allergens.