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desensitize

 [de-sen´sĭ-tīz]
1. to deprive of sensation.
2. to subject to desensitization.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

de·sen·si·tize

(dē-sen'si-tīz),
1. To reduce or remove any form of sensitivity.
2. To effect desensitization (1).
3. In dentistry, to eliminate or subdue the painful response of exposed, vital dentin to irritative agents or thermal changes.
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desensitize

(dē-sĕn′sĭ-tīz′)
tr.v. desensi·tized, desensi·tizing, desensi·tizes
Immunology To make (an individual) nonreactive or insensitive to an antigen.

de·sen′si·ti·za′tion (-tĭ-zā′shən) n.
de·sen′si·tiz′er n.
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de·sen·si·tize

(dē-sen'si-tīz)
1. To reduce or remove any form of sensitivity.
2. To effect desensitization (1).
3. dentistry To eliminate or subdue the painful response of exposed, vital dentin to irritative agents or thermal changes.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

de·sen·si·tize

(dē-sen'si-tīz)
In dentistry, to eliminate or subdue the painful response of exposed, vital dentin to irritative agents or thermal changes.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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A few drops of Gluma Desensitizer (Heraeus Kulzer, Armonk, NY, USA) were applied with a cotton pellet using a gentle but firm rubbing motion.
Oxa-Gel and LILT showed the higher scores of sensitivity when compared to Gluma Desensitizer and Seal&Protect.
It was observed that Gluma Desensitizer and Seal&Protect showed immediate effect after application and no statistically significant differences were observed between the two therapies.
Meanwhile, if retailers use slot scanners instead of scanning guns, 3M's in-counter desensitizers can be mounted into checkout counter tops adjacent to slot scanners to allow scanning and desensitization in a single motion.
Special products can be developed to conserve counter space, including desensitizers mounted under counters or conveyers.
Majestic Drug offers SenzAway, a tooth desensitizer that is designed to work instantly and last for at least three months with just one application.