Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • abbreviation immunoglobulin E

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  • initialism immunoglobulin E

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  • noun one of the five major classes of immunoglobulins; present primarily in the skin and mucous membranes

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Examples

  • But this is not a true allergy, like the hives or anaphylaxis that can come from a peanut allergy that is called an IgE allergy.

    The UltraMetabolism Cookbook

  • In people with a genetic predisposition for allergies, "certain proteins from pollens, called allergens, can induce the immune system to produce a specific type of antibody called IgE antibody," says Fauci.

    Seasonal allergies emerging

  • In people with a genetic predisposition for allergies, "certain proteins from pollens, called allergens, can induce the immune system to produce a specific type of antibody called IgE antibody," says Fauci.

    Seasonal allergies emerging

  • The process, in which an antibody, called an IgE antibody, that is supposed to fight infections like parasites, instead recognizes certain food proteins as abnormal invaders within the body.

    Susan Weissman: New and Promising Food Allergy Treatment 'Tricks' the Immune System

  • Allergies result when a particular form of antibody called IgE binds to special "allergy" cells known as mast cells.

    Dr. Richard Palmquist: Does Your Pet Have Allergies?

  • The process, in which an antibody, called an IgE antibody, that is supposed to fight infections like parasites, instead recognizes certain food proteins as abnormal invaders within the body.

    Susan Weissman: New and Promising Food Allergy Treatment 'Tricks' the Immune System

  • This immune response elevates the level of a blood antibody known as IgE.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • This immune response elevates the level of a blood antibody known as IgE.

    The Autoimmune Epidemic

  • The surface antibodies associated with allergies called IgE antibodies stick to B cells like green on peas, supercharging them to fight invaders that may not be particularly dangerous.

    You Raising Your Child

  • The surface antibodies associated with allergies called IgE antibodies stick to B cells like green on peas, supercharging them to fight invaders that may not be particularly dangerous.

    You Raising Your Child

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