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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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Lymphocytes from an animal in which delayed hypersensitivity reaction has been induced when exposed in vitro to the sensitizing antigen, release biological effector molecules.
Delayed hypersensitivity to low-molecular-weight heparin (LMWH) in pregnancy.
Delayed hypersensitivity reaction to topical aminoglycosides in patients undergoing middle ear surgery.
The eruption was a delayed hypersensitivity reaction to the tattoo ink.
Immune type reactions include immediate hypersensitivity (type I) or delayed hypersensitivity (type IV).
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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