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Related to hypersensitivity: Hypersensitivity pneumonitis


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.


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"


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ISLAMABAD -- The rising prevalence of dental erosion and dentin hypersensitivity has led to the emergence of more and more toothpastes on the market that claim to treat these problems.
Hypersensitivity reactions are an expected and common side effect of oral immunotherapy.
Features of hypersensitivity reactions include rash, urticaria, flushing, itching, abdominal cramps, diarrhea, and backpain.
Two patients administered infusions of curcumin (a component of the spice turmeric) compounded with polyethylene glycol (PEG) 40 castor oil reportedly experienced immediate hypersensitivity reactions.
Dentists specializing in implants and restorative dentistry explain how to determine the cause of cervical dentin hypersensitivity and loss of hard tooth substance at the cemento-enamic junction--noncarious cervical lesions (NCCLs)--rather than just treating the symptoms with various modalities as most dentists do.
In addition to these core features, sensory processing abnormalities such as auditory hypersensitivity have been frequently reported.
As we continue to better understand linaclotides effect on visceral hypersensitivity, we look forward to further studying its ability to relieve pain in IBS-C, as well as potentially in other conditions such as IBS with diarrhea, IBS-Mixed, ulcerative colitis, diverticulitis, interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome and endometriosis.
6] In other models of granulomatous hypersensitivity using beryllium and sensitivity to zirconium, the antigen is specific.
One hundred patients (38 males and 62 females) with age range from 23 to 65 years having history of dentine hypersensitivity were included in this study by random sampling technique.
Both tests (tactile and air blast) showed a significant reduction of dentin hypersensitivity immediately after the application of Vidrion R and Clinpro XT (20 min).
Taurine is an organic compound used in energy drinks and food that can cause many forms of hypersensitivity reactions, and one of these is erythema exsudativum multiforme.
Serious side effects may sometimes occur and may present as Steven-Johnson syndrome, toxic epidermal necrolysis or dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS).

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