- /at"euh pee/, n.an allergy, involving an inherited immunoglobulin of the IgE type, that predisposes a person to certain allergic responses, as atopic dermatitis.[1920-25; < Gk atopía extraordinariness, equiv. to átop(os) out of place, unusual (see A-6, TOPO-) + -ia -Y3]
* * *▪ medicinetype of hypersensitivity characterized by an immediate physiological reaction, with movement of fluid from the blood vessels into the tissues, upon exposure to an allergen. Atopy occurs mainly in persons with a familial tendency to allergic diseases; reaginic (reagin) antibodies are found in the skin and serum of atopic persons. Atopy may be contrasted with the condition called delayed hypersensitivity, in which allergic symptoms take hours or days to develop. See also allergy.
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atopy — atopy. См. атопия. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) … Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.
atopy — 1923, coined by Edward D. Perry, professor of Greek at Columbia University, at the request of medical men, from Gk. atopia unusualness, strangeness, a being out of the way, from atopos out of place, strange, odd, eccentric, from a , privative… … Etymology dictionary
Atopy — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = Eczema a typical atopic manifestation DiseasesDB = 34489 ICD10 = ICD9 = ICDO = OMIM = 147050 MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = Atopy (IPA|/ˈætəpi/; Greek ἀτοπία placelessness) or… … Wikipedia
atopy — noun a) A hereditary disorder marked by the tendency to develop localized immediate hypersensitivity reactions to allergens such as pollen, food etc and is manifested by hay fever, asthma, or similar allergic conditions; generally considered to… … Wiktionary
atopy — noun Etymology: Greek atopia uncommonness, from atopos out of the way, uncommon, from a + topos place Date: 1923 a probably hereditary allergy characterized by symptoms (as asthma, hay fever, or hives) produced upon exposure especially by… … New Collegiate Dictionary
atopy — Allergic (hypersensitive) response at a site remote from the stimulus (eg. food induced dermatitis) … Dictionary of molecular biology
atopy — A genetically determined state of hypersensitivity to environmental allergens. Type I allergic reaction is associated with the IgE antibody and a group of diseases, principally asthma, hay fever, and atopic dermatitis. [G. atopia, strangeness, fr … Medical dictionary
atopy — at·o·py … English syllables
atopy — n. a form of allergy in which there is a hereditary or constitutional tendency to develop hypersensitivity reactions (e.g. hay fever, allergic asthma, atopic eczema) in response to allergens (atopens). Individuals with this predisposition – and… … The new mediacal dictionary
atopy — at•o•py [[t]ˈæt ə pi[/t]] n. allergic hypersensitivity associated with the overproduction of antibody of the IgE type • Etymology: 1920–25; < Gk atopía unusualness < átopos unusual a•top•ic eɪˈtɒp ɪk, əˈtɒp adj … From formal English to slang