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delayed reaction


Definition: a local or generalized response that begins 24–48 hours after exposure to an antigen involving sensitized T cells.

See: cell-mediated reaction

Synonym(s): contact hypersensitivity2, delayed hypersensitivity2, late reaction, late-phase reaction, tuberculin-type hypersensitivity

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