serum sickness love

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A hypersensitive reaction to the administration of a foreign serum, characterized by fever, swelling, skin rash, and enlargement of the lymph nodes.

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  • n. An allergylike reaction to proteins in antiserum derived from animal sources.

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  • n. a delayed allergic reaction to the injection of an antiserum caused by an antibody reaction to an antigen in the donor serum

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