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hy·per·sen·si·tive

 (hī′pər-sĕn′sĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Highly or excessively sensitive.
2. Responding excessively to the stimulus of a foreign agent, such as an allergen.

hy′per·sen′si·tive·ness, hy′per·sen′si·tiv′i·ty n.
hy′per·sen′si·tize′ (-tīz′) v.

hypersensitivity

extreme or abnormal sensitivity, as to criticism. — hypersensitive, adj.
See also: Psychology
extreme or abnormal sensitivity, as to criticism. — hypersensitive, adj.
See also: Attitudes
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hypersensitivity - pathological sensitivity
predisposition, sensitivity - susceptibility to a pathogen
cryaesthesia, cryesthesia - hypersensitivity to cold
hypersensitivity reaction - an inappropriate and excessive reaction to an allergen (as pollen or dust or animal hair or certain foods); severity ranges from mild allergy to severe systemic reactions leading to anaphylactic shock
2.hypersensitivity - extreme sensitivity
sensitivity, sensitiveness, sensibility - (physiology) responsiveness to external stimuli; the faculty of sensation; "sensitivity to pain"
Translations

hypersensitivity

n hipersensibilidad f
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8 PNC: Postnatal Care Table 2: Adverse effects felt by participants Adverse effect After 1st dose After subsequent (n=406) doses (n=406) GIT effect 0 0 Nausea Vomiting Dyspepsia Constipation 00 00 Diarrhea 00 00 Blurred vision 03 01 Vertigo 11 07 Muscle pain/joint pain 14 08 Swelling at injection site 35 37 Pruritus 14 08 Anaphylaxis 02 0 Delayed hypersensitivity 0 06 GIT: Gastrointestinal tract Table 3: Number of participants interrupt the treatment before completion Primigravida Multigravida Postnatal Total Stop before 3 doses 06 20 42 68 Stop between 3 and 6 doses 71 155 10 226 Received 6 doses 41 61 00 102 Total 118 236 52 406 Chi-square=179.
1987) and not delayed hypersensitivity (Reedy et al.
In addition, the duration of DPT is important because many patients with delayed hypersensitivity react only after prolonged consumption of antibiotics.
Mango is also known to rarely cause delayed hypersensitivity reaction with redness, soreness and inflammation of the skin and puffiness of the eyes.
It is fundamental to allogeneic- and synergeneic-graft rejection, graft-versus-host reactions and the delayed hypersensitivity reactions [10,21].
On the other hand, cytokines from mast cells appear to play a role in the persistence of long-term effects influencing the delayed hypersensitivity response.
Presumably, these children were not exposed to TB in the United States but instead, at this later date, were better able to mount an appropriate delayed hypersensitivity response to the TST," the researchers commented.
Delayed hypersensitivity to low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) in pregnancy.
Delayed hypersensitivity reaction to topical aminoglycosides in patients undergoing middle ear surgery.
Finally, allergic contact dermatitis is an inflammation of the skin caused by a delayed hypersensitivity to contact with irritants such as fibers, dyes, detergents, and medications.

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