• Allergic Rhinitis Glossary of Terms

Glossary of Terms
  • Allergen : An allergen is a type of antigen that produces an abnormally vigorous immune response in which the immune system fights off a perceived threat that would otherwise be harmless to the body.
  • Obliviate : To forget, to wipe from existence
  • Probiotic: It is usually a dairy food or a dietary supplement containing live bacteria that replace or add to the beneficial bacteria normally present in the gastrointestinal tract.
  • Cystic fibrosis : It is a hereditary disorder affecting the exocrine glands. It causes the production of abnormally thick mucus, leading to the blockage of the pancreatic ducts, intestines, and bronchi often resulting in respiratory infections.
  • Constitutional remedy : That individualized homeopathic remedy prescribed to a patient after careful case taking and analysis that effectively covers the physical, emotional and intellectual state of the patient. This includes a study of his current, past as well as family history and a well-scrutinized work-up of the patient’s life situation.