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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.
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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
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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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hypersensitivity

n hipersensibilidad f
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Visceral hypersensitivity is associated with GI symptom severity in functional GI disorders: consistent findings from five different patient cohorts.
Conclusion: Gastric dysmotility in GES seen in half of the patients points some additional mechanism as well like gastric accommodation or visceral hypersensitivity in the patients with PDS.
The pathophysiology of IBS is likely heterogeneous and may involve abnormalities in GI motility, visceral hypersensitivity, gut barrier dysfunction, immune activation, low-grade inflammation and altered brain-gut communication [3, 4].
Visceral Hypersensitivity. Visceral hypersensitivity has been considered to play an important role in the generation of FD symptoms [49].
Pinaverium bromide is a highly selective L-type calcium channel blocker that regulates visceral hypersensitivity and abnormal intestinal movement by inhibiting calcium influx.[sup][3],[4],[5],[6] Pinaverium bromide not only promotes regular bowel movement and reduces colonic transit time but also partially relieves abdominal pain by lowering the pain threshold in patients through modulating visceral hypersensitivity.
Potential factors such as dysbiosis, food sensitivities and visceral hypersensitivity are important to consider and address.
It is indicated in this research that TXYF contributes to relieving the visceral hypersensitivity in PI-IBS rat models by inhibiting the activation of mast cells and regulating the expression of MCT and c-Fos, as well as the levels of TNF-[alpha] and histamine.
This atypical antidepressant reduced visceral hypersensitivity and increased gastric accommodation, gastric emptying, and colonic transit time in animal studies, and improved weight loss, early satiety, and nausea in a recent U.S.
Visceral hypersensitivity in response to rectal distension in female rats: Role of sexual hormones.
"The underlying factor in IBS is what we call visceral hypersensitivity," explains United European Gastroenterology (UEG) spokesperson and UK gastroenterology consultant Dr Charles Murray.