allergen

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allergen

any substance capable of inducing an allergy

allergen

[′al·ər‚jen]
(immunology)
Any antigen, such as pollen, a drug, or food, that induces an allergic state in humans or animals.
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There is no association with potential contact allergens, sun exposure, or season of the year.
3] maturation have been found to indicate the process of sensitization by contact allergens.
Key Words: Children, allergic contact dermatitis, contact allergens
Hydroperoxides in oxidized d-limonene identified as potent contact allergens.
Isothiocyanates are potent contact allergens that occur naturally in vegetables.
Piercings can be a source of exposure to contact allergens such as cobalt and nickel.
Dermatologists rely on patch testing to identify contact allergens.