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Frequently used terms you'll come across in talking to your doctor and in reading this site and other medical resources.

Allergen
Definition of an allergen from About.com's Guide to Food Allergies

Allergy
Definition of Allergy from Your About.Com Guide to Food Allergies

Anaphylaxis
Definition of anaphylaxis

Angioedema
Curious about angioedema? Learn what angioedema is and some of its causes here.

Antihistamine
Definition of antihistamine and examples of common antihistamines.

Atopy
Definition of atopy and atopic.

Celiac Disease
Definition of celiac disease from your About.com Guide to Food Allergies

Cross-Contamination
Definition of Cross Contamination

Cross-Reactivity
Definition of cross-reactivity from your About.com Guide to Food Allergies

Eczema
Learn the definition of eczema, or atopic dermatitis, here.

Elimination Diet
Definition of an elimination diet, often prescribed by allergists to confirm the results of allergy testing.

Endoscopy (Upper Endoscopy)
Definition of an Endoscopy (Upper Endoscopy)

Epinephrine
Epinephrine definition from your About.com Guide to Food Allergies

Epinephrine Auto-Injector
Description of Epinephrine Auto-Injector, an emergency treatment for severe allergic reactions.

FALCPA
What is FALCPA? Learn what FALCPA stands for and more about this law here.

Food Intolerance
Definition of a food intolerance or food sensitivity.

Food Sensitivity
Definition of food sensitivity, a general term for medical conditions that involve bad reactions to food.

Gluten-Free
Definition of gluten-free from your About.com Guide to Food Allergies.

Histamine
Definition of Histamine from Your About.com Guide to Food Allergies

Hives
Definition of hives from your About.com Guide to Food Allergies

Immune System
Definition of Immune System from Your About.com Guide to Food Allergies

Immunoglobulin E
Definition of Immunoglobulin E (IgE) from your About.com Guide to Food Allergies

Lactose Intolerance
Learn the definition of lactose intolerance and the basics of this condition.

RAST Test
Definition of a RAST Test from your About.com Guide to Food Allergies

What is Wheezing?
What is wheezing, and what does it sound like?

Rescue Medication
Definition of Rescue Medication from your About.com Guide to Food Allergies

Systemic
Definition of Systemic from Your About.Com Guide to Food Allergies

What is Oral Immunotherapy for Egg Allergy?
Egg oral immunotherapy (OIT) is a treatment for egg allergies undergoing research. Find out the latest here.

What is Oral Immunotherapy (OIT) for Food Allergy?
Oral immunotherapy (OIT) for food allergy is a potential treatment option for people with food allergy. Understand what it's all about!

What is Oral Immunotherapy for Milk Allergy?
Oral immunotherapy for milk is under research investigation for potential treatment of milk allergy. Find out more here.

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