The glossary contains definitions and explanations of industry-specific and scientific terminology used within Extractopedia. Click one of the letters above to find terms beginning with that letter.
An adverse reaction to an allergen that affects more than the site of administration, typically the entire body (system). Examples include Urticaria (hives) and Anaphylaxis.
An extract that has approved methods for measuring and assigning potency using an FDA standard reference. These extracts are labeled in Bioequivalent Allergy Units (BAU), Allergy Units (AU) and Amb a 1 (AgE) units.
The ability of an allergenic extract to retain its original properties and potency. Stability is reduced with extract dilution.
A percutaneous test used to identify a patient’s allergic response to various allergens. If the patient produces an inflammatory response (e.g. Wheal and Flare), then the patient is identified as sensitized to the evaluated allergen. Skin prick test reactivity can be correlated with patient history to determine allergens to be included in patient vials formulated for allergy immunotherapy.