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desensitisation

A therapeutic modality that attempts to reduce IgE-mediated hypersensitivity to various substances by administering ever-increasing amounts of an antigen (e.g., urushiol in poison ivy, sumac and pollen), with the purpose of evoking the formation of blocking antibodies.

de·sen·si·tiz·a·tion

(dē-sen'si-tī-zā'shŭn)
1. The reduction or abolition of allergic sensitivity or reactions to the specific antigen (allergen).
Synonym(s): antianaphylaxis, desensitisation.
2. The act of removing an emotional complex.

de·sen·si·tiz·a·tion

(dē-sen'si-tī-zā'shŭn)
1. The reduction or abolition of allergic sensitivity or reactions to the specific antigen (allergen).
Synonym(s): desensitisation.
2. The act of removing an emotional complex.
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Desensitisation is also available for other airborne allergens and bee and wasp venom, but is not available for food allergies.
Systematic Desensitisation (SD) is a therapy that has been used with recorded successes among adolescents (Ellis, 1977; Kraft, 1992; Egbochuku, 1998).
In not breaking the blood-skin barrier, DBV Technologies' allergen diagnosis and Epicutaneous Specific Immunotherapy (EPIT) should avoid inducing systemic shock - one of the most serious concerns associated with current desensitisation therapies.
Oralair(R) Grasses is a fast-dissolving sublingual desensitisation tablet indicated in allergic rhino-conjunctivitis caused by grass pollen for patients with moderate to severe symptoms unsatisfied with or inadequately controlled by symptomatic treatments.
ANTONY, France, June 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Today, Stallergenes has been granted with the marketing authorisation for its sublingual desensitisation tablet, Oralair(R) Grasses in adults, by PEI (Paul Ehrlich Institute), the biological branch of the German health agency.
Some women experience a temporary desensitisation after the effects of a powerful vibrator but if they put the toy away for a week, sensitivity usually returns to normal.
ANTONY, France, June 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Stallergenes has been granted with the marketing authorisation for its sublingual desensitisation tablet, Oralair(R) Grasses in adults, by PEI (Paul Ehrlich Institute), the biological branch of the German health agency.
Significant growth in the number of new patients confirmed growing interest in desensitisation for the treatment of allergic diseases.
Rewind Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing, or Clinical Hypnosis sound off-putting, but all three techniques would help you to think of your nan's death calmly.
A pioneer and a leader in desensitisation treatments by sublingual administration, STALLERGENES dedicates 16% of its sales to its Research and Development activities, which are primarily directed at developing a new therapeutic range enabling the provision of desensitisation treatments by sublingual tablets.
2007 full-year growth was 16%, driven by the strength of the sublingual route desensitisation segment (SLIT), which grew 21%.
The partnership is part of the STALLERGENES "Enhanced Allergens" innovation programme for a recombinant protein treatment for sublingual desensitisation of allergy to mites.