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Definition of Insect sting

Insect sting: A sting from a stinging insect, such as a bee, hornet, yellow jacket, or wasp, that can trigger allergic reactions. These reactions vary greatly in severity. Avoidance and prompt treatment are essential. In selected cases, allergy injection therapy is highly effective.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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