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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.


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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Failure to demonstrate other common known pathogens causing CNS further supports a diagnosis of HIV-1 associated immune complex disease. HIVAN is a distinct entity from immune complex glomerulopathy and membranous glomerulopathy.
Of the cases describing pathology in more detail, all but one showed positive immunofluorescence indicative of immune complex disease.
The principal morphological manifestation of immune complex disease is acute necrotizing vasculitis with fibrinoid necrosis of the vessel wall and an intense infiltrate of neutrophils extending through the vessel wall into the perivascular zone, where they degenerate into nuclear dust.

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