• Wed. Sep 22nd, 2021
Pharmaceutical lexicon

The word Idiosyncrasy comes from greek :  <<idios->> “ἴδιος” (which means “your own”) and <<-sincrasis>> “σύνκρᾶσις” (which means “behaviour”). In the healthcare area this term indicate a condition of a patient wich show a particularly violent reaction to a substance (gasseous, liquid or solid) which is generally not dengerous.

Idiosyncrasy is different from an allergic reaction: while during an allergic reaction it is involved the immune system, during an idiosyncratic reaction it is not.

The idiosincratic reaction can be caused by genetic factors, such as the absence of specific enzimes, or a violent reaction to an extraneous substance.

 

Pharmaceutical lexicon
Pharmaceutical lexicon