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phenylephrine for p. 243
type I hypersensitivity p. 110
“Rhin” refers to the nose and “itis” refers to inflammation, so rhinitis is nasal inflammation.
When the main trigger is pollinating plants, allergic rhinitis will flare up at specific times of the year.
So - let’s say that a bit of pollen enters the nose. It can get picked up by a dendritic cell which is a type of immune cell that gobbles up foreign particles and presents it to a nearby lymphocyte called a T cell.
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