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Arthus' reaction

[ahr-too-siz] /ɑrˈtu sɪz/
noun, Immunology
1.
a severe, local immune reaction to the injection of an antigen in a sensitized host.
Also called Arthus' phenomenon.
Origin of Arthus' reaction
after Nicolas-Maurice Arthus (1862-1945), French physiologist, who discovered it in 1903
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