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Definition of Shock, anaphylactic

Shock, anaphylactic: A life-threatening allergic reaction characterized by a swelling of body tissues including the throat, difficulty in breathing, and a sudden fall in blood pressure.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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