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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.
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Adj.1.allergenic - relating to or having the effect of an allergenallergenic - relating to or having the effect of an allergen
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[ˌæləˈdʒɛnɪk] ADJalergénico
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The FDA said its Allergenic Products Advisory Committee will hold a meeting on September 13 to discuss and make recommendations on the safety and efficacy of the peanut allergen powder manufactured by Aimmune Therapeutics (AIMT).
A friend of mine told me that to avoid developing food allergies in children they should not be given allergenic foods until they are at least a year old.
More than 170 varieties of food have been recognized as being potentially allergenic, a minority fraction of these foods causes the wide reactions, and common food allergens vary between geographic regions (Burks et al., 2012b).
Fractions were collected from each peak, after measuring the concentrations of their protein, these fractions were performed to SDS-PAGE and immunoblotting for detecting the allergenic activity.
Councillor John Riddle, Northumberland County Council's cabinet member for planning, housing and resilience said: "There are around two million people living in the UK with a food allergy and around 10 people in the UK die from allergic reactions to food every year due to undeclared allergenic ingredients."
According to a recent study, tomatoes (Solanum lycopersicum) and strawberries (Fragaria x ananassa) can cause allergic reactions due to the presence of various allergenic proteins, particularly are the proteins that resemble the primary allergen in birch pollen.
According to the allergenic concentration required to elicit a skin response, a patient (or allergen being tested) can be classified as a high reactor or as a low reactor.
Scientists have difficulty assessing allergenic potential because animals don't mimic human allergies and because of the large number of humans needed to estimate the "allergic subset," should one exist.
It showed that essential oils do not prevent the formation of allergenic substances through reactions with acid; something which had not previously been possible to confirm.
Almost 6 million Americans are allergic to these felines, the most allergenic of all pets.
To ensure they have, manufacturers should obtain full ingredient lists from their suppliers, as well as investigate whether any allergenic processing aids or rework have been incorporated into these products, or any product carryover has occurred as a result of common equipment being used.
Using heat treatments or a chemical peeling process, many vegetable products may be made less allergenic to humans.