hypersensitivities | definition

  • spectrum of maladaptive immune responses toward harmless foreign particles or self antigens
  • occurs after tissue sensitization and includes immediate-type (allergy), delayed-type, and autoimmunity

Source:

Clark, M., Douglas, M., Choi, J. Biology 2e. Houston, Texas: OpenStax. Access for free at: https://openstax.org/details/books/biology-2e