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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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The aim of the present study was to evaluate the efficacy of three current desensitizing agents Pro-Argin (Colgate Sensitive Pro-relief), NaF with functionalized tricalcium phosphate (Clinpro), Nano Hydroxyapatite (Aclaim), on dentinal tubule occlusion using scanning electron microscope.
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Clinical evaluation of the efficacy of an in-office desensitizing paste containing 8% arginine and calcium carbonate in providing instant and lasting relief of dentin hypersensitivity.
Other active agents that have been proven to be effective as a desensitizing agents are Protein precipitants, Formaldehyde, Glutaraldehyde, Silver nitrate, Strontium chloride hexahydrate, Casein phosphopeptides, Burnishing, Fluoride iontophoresis.
After we received the desensitizing unit, the technician said that it would take about 2 hours to install it onto the side of the allCirc.
Toothpaste manufacturers have been introducing toothpastes that contain desensitizing agents, but these products require weeks of repeated use to be effective, according to Fishman.
Animal models provide a better option for studying the action of desensitizing agents on dentin.
Patients should be advised to brush with a desensitizing toothpaste twice daily and should continue its use indefinitely for long-term relief.
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In seven healthy men they supplemented the usual diets with fish oil, and found the men produced less active white blood cells, in a way "desensitizing" the normal inflammatory response.