venom

(redirected from Insect venom)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Related to Insect venom: Bee venom
References in periodicals archive ?
During immunotherapy, injections of insect venom are administered to help desensitize an allergic individual.
The increase in the number of people who are allergic to food, food additives, dust, and insect venom has led to an increase in the use of epinephrine drugs.
Pollen, dust mites, fungal spores, dander, insect venom, animal fur are some of the substances that can trigger allergic reactions.
He said the different types of substances produce allergy including pollen grains of flowers, dust particles, house dust mite, outdoor and indoor moulds or fungus, insect venom of bee, animal dander like sloughed off skin, saliva and excreta of dog or cat secretions and excretions of birds, body parts and excreta of insects like cockroach, foods like milk, egg, fish, prawns, beef, mutton, chicken, peanuts, and some drugs like penicillin, sulfa drugs and insulin.
Golden DB, Marsh DG, Kagey-Sobotka A, et al: Epidemiology of insect venom sensitivity.
He's concerned about insect venom and he should be because it can be nasty but give the insects a wide berth and there's unlikely to be any stinging.
However, it's estimated that people who have had an allergic reaction to insect venom have a 30% to 60% chance of experiencing a similar or more severe response if stung again.
He and his nurse-practitioner, Rebekah Marshall, will offer a full-service allergy program, including skin testing and allergy shots, insect venom testing and shots, food allergy evaluation, and asthma diagnosis and treatment.
Differential diagnosis of DIC included microangiopathic pathologies like infectious reasons (purpura fulminans), soft tissue injury due to trauma, snake or insect venom, severe thrombotic, thrombocytopenic purpura and hemolytic uremic syndrome and hereditary thrombotic abnormalities like anthithrombin III deficiency, and heterozygous PC and PS deficiency.