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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.


(hi?per-sen'si-tiv) [? + ?]
Excessively and abnormally susceptible to a stimulus (e.g., an antigen like pollen). Synonym: supersensitive
See: allergy; anaphylaxis; hay fever


n abnormally sensitive.

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Q. ALLERGIES what are they,who gets them,are they caused by pollen and food?

A. Allergy is the exaggerated and out-of-place reaction of the immune system to external substances or stimuli that are not harmful to the body, so the reaction actually damages the body instead of helping it.

The may be pollen and foods, as well as insect stings, drugs and almost any other substances.

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Q. what is the most common allergy? is it dust allergy?

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Q. what are the symptoms of Allergy?

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