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Gell and Coombs Classification

Pronunciation: gel kumz

Definition: a classification system that differentiates the four types of hypersensitivity reactions: Type I: anaphylactic reactions, Type II: cytotoxic reactions, Type III: immune complex reactions, and Type IV: cell-mediated/delayed hypersensitivity reactions.

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