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  Wheal



Wheal

   A pimple or small itchy elevation of the skin caused by an allergen.

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Pimple
A small, elevated skin lesion.

Skin
Skin is an organ of the integumentary system; which is composed of a layer of tissues that protect underlying muscles and organs. Skin is used for insulation, vitamin D production, sensation, and excretion (through sweat).

Allergen
An antigen responsible for producing allergic reactions by inducing IgE formation.



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Wart
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Wheeze
A whistling or squeaky breathing sound caused by the narrowing (constriction) or blocking of the airway.

Withdrawal
The act or process of giving up the use of a drug to which one has become addicted or dependent.

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The joint or part of the arm between the hand and the forearm.

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The physical and mental integrity of the subjects participating in a clinical trial.

Within-patient differences
In a crossover trial, variability in each patient is used to assess treatment difference.

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