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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.
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extreme or abnormal sensitivity, as to criticism. — hypersensitive, adj.
See also: Psychology
extreme or abnormal sensitivity, as to criticism. — hypersensitive, adj.
See also: Attitudes
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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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3, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Family history and an individual history of hypersensitivity reactions (HSRs) to iodinated contrast media (ICM) are associated with an increased likelihood of HSRs, according to a study published online Sept.
Taltz should not be used in patients with a previous serious hypersensitivity, such as anaphylaxis, to ixekizumab or to any of the excipients.
This drug should not be used in patients with confirmed allergic hypersensitivity to amide local anaesthetics.
[1-3] Dentinal hypersensitivity is a very common clinical problem affecting the adult population.
Omadacycline is contraindicated for patients with a known hypersensitivity to the drug or any members of the tetracycline class of antibacterial drugs; hypersensitivity reactions have been observed, so use should be discontinued if one is suspected.
Contraindications: Ajovy is contraindicated in patients with serious hypersensitivity to fremanezumab-vfrm or to any of the excipients.
Asthma was seen in 12 (15%) patients, drug hypersensitivity was found in 10 (12.5%) patients while 7 (8.75%) patients had aspirin hypersensitivity.
Hard to believe that in a world almost completely mobilized by the internet, adverse reactions such as Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) or an 'allergy' to certain frequencies such as wireless connectivity or Wi-Fi actually exists.
Nevertheless, patients undergoing periodontal therapy often report experiencing discomfort in the form of dentinal hypersensitivity (DH), characterized by a short sharp pain that can be explained by the theory proposed by Brannstrom in 1966, which propound that a stimulus-induced shift in the movement of the intratubular fluid (either inward or outward) can activate pulpal nociceptor, resulting in pain (2,3).
The other rare reactions include dapsone hypersensitivity syndrome (DHS), Stevens--Johnson syndrome or toxic epidermal necrolysis, exanthematous eruption, agranulocytosis, pneumonitis, and nephritis.

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