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sensitive

 [sen´sĭ-tiv]
1. able to receive or respond to stimuli.
2. unusually responsive to stimulation, or responding quickly and acutely.

sen·si·tive

(sen'si-tiv), Avoid the misspelling sensative.
1. Capable of perceiving sensations.
2. Responsive to a stimulus.
3. Acutely perceptive of interpersonal situations.
4. One who is readily hypnotizable.
5. Readily undergoing a chemical change, with but slight change in environmental conditions, as a sensitive reagent.
6. In immunology, denoting: a sensitized antigen; or a human (or animal) rendered susceptible to immunologic reactions by previous exposure to the antigen concerned.
Synonym(s): sensible (3)

sensitive

/sen·si·tive/ (sen´sĭ-tiv)
1. able to receive or respond to stimuli.
2. unusually responsive to stimulation, or responding quickly and acutely.

sensitive

(sĕn′sĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Capable of perceiving with a sense or senses.
2. Responsive to external conditions or to a stimulus.
3. Easily irritated.
4. Susceptible to slight changes or differences in the environment.
5. Predisposed to inflammation as a result of preexisting allergy or disease.
6. Registering slight differences or changes of condition. Used of an instrument.

sensitive

[sen′sitiv]
Etymology: L, sentire, to feel
1 able to perceive and transmit a sensation or stimulus.
2 affected by low concentrations of antimicrobial drugs, said of microorganisms.
3 abnormally susceptible to a subject, such as a drug or foreign protein.

sen·si·tive

(sen'si-tiv)
1. Capable of perceiving sensations.
2. Responding to a stimulus.
3. Acutely perceptive of interpersonal situations.
4. One who is readily hypnotizable.
5. Readily undergoing a chemical change, with but slight change in environmental conditions, as a sensitive reagent.
6. immunology Denoting: 1) a sensitized antigen; 2) a person (or animal) rendered susceptible to immunologic reactions by previous exposure to the antigen concerned.
7. microbiology Denoting a microorganism that is susceptible to inhibition or destruction by a given antimicrobial agent.
Synonym(s): sensible (3) .

sensitive

reacting violently to the effects of a PATHOGEN.

sensitive

capable of perceiving sensation/responsive to stimuli

sen·si·tive

(sen'si-tiv)
1. Capable of perceiving sensations.
2. Responsive to a stimulus.
3. Acutely perceptive of interpersonal situations.
4. Readily undergoing a chemical change, with but slight change in environmental conditions.

sensitive (sen´sitiv),

adj able to receive or transmit a sensation; capable of feeling or responding to a sensation.

sensitive

1. able to receive or respond to stimuli.
2. unusually responsive to stimulation, or responding quickly and acutely.

sensitive vessel syndrome
temporary engorgement of conjunctival blood vessels in the absence of disease. Seen most commonly in small dogs and cats.

Patient discussion about sensitive

Q. I had cataract surgery with iol implant, and ever since I have awful light sensitivity. Any ideas? I can't go into a "super store" without my sunglasses. My eyes ache at the end of the day. My doctor says "I don't know!"

A. May sound a bit silly question, but have you tried to consult your ophthalmologist (eye doctor, e.g. the one that performed the operation) about it? Cataract surgery, although considered very successful, isn't problem-free. Primary physician may not have the necessary specialization to deal with these subjects.

Q. I heard that patients are highly sensitive to their senses? what are the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia and can they be aggravated? I heard that patients are highly sensitive to their senses?

A. Great answeer...couldn't agree more!

Q. when my aunt went through chemo (for colon cancer) her palms became VERY sensitive and had a burning feeling is there any way to prevent this from happening to my mom who is starting her chemo now? If not, what it the best treatment for it?

A. What you describe sounds like peripheral neuropathy, a well known side effect of platinum chemotherapy which is used for colon cancer. Several measures, including giving infusion of calcium and magnesium, and glutathione were found to reduce the rate of this complication, although further studies are necessary.

However, the information is only general advice, since I haven't examined your mother so if you have any questions about this subject, it may be wise to consult a doctor (e.g. oncologist).

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancerchemotherapy.html

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