Glossary beginning with M

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maintenance search for term

The highest dose of allergen targeted for immunotherapy. The build-up phase of immunotherapy is meant to increase a patient's allergen tolerance to the point where they can receive regular maintenance injections.

major allergen search for term

An allergenic protein that has been found to be clinically significant in over 50% of a population of patients allergic to that allergen. This includes Amb a 1 (Ragweed) and Fel d 1 (Cat).

minor allergen search for term

An allergenic protein that has been found to be clinically significant in a minority of patients allergic to that allergen (<50%). While less relevant to a population, these may still be important to patients sensitive to them.

ml search for term

A milliliter. One thousandth of a liter.