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Glossary

Glossary

The glossary aids you in understanding the specialized terms in relation to cow’s milk allergy and other food allergies. Start by typing in the search box or use the alphabetical index to find what you are looking for.

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  • Radioallergosorbent Tests (RAST)

    Radioallergosorbent Tests (RAST) are in vitro tests that can measure the concentration of food specific Immunoglobulin E (IgE) in a patient’s blood: the higher the concentration of IgE the higher the likelihood of this person reacting to a food protein.

  • Reflux

    The involuntary passage of gastric contents into the oesophagus. Normal physiological event affecting the majority of infants.

  • Regurgitation

    A synonym for gastro-oesophageal reflux i.e. the passing of gastric content into the oesophagus.

  • Respiratory

    Relating to respiration, breathing.