serum accident


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serum accident

[′sir·əm ‚ak·sə·dənt]
(immunology)
A serious allergic reaction which immediately follows the introduction of a foreign serum into a hypersensitive individual; dyspnea and flushing occur, soon followed by shock and occasionally by fatal termination.
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