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hyposensitive

/hy·po·sen·si·tive/ (-sen´sĭ-tiv)
1. exhibiting abnormally decreased sensitivity.
2. less sensitive to a specific allergen after repeated and gradually increasing doses of the offending substance.

hyposensitive

(hī″pō-sĕn′sĭ-tĭv) [″ + L. sentire, to feel]
Having a reduced ability to respond to stimuli.

hyposensitive (hī´pōsen´sitiv),

adj less
sensitive.
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It offers care and treatment for children who suffer from disorders such as autism spectrum disorders, auditory processing disorders, central auditory processing disorders, dyslexia, depression, hyperlexia, hyposensitive hearing and other syndromes.
The Body Awareness Subscale (SIP Body Awareness) is a measure of response style, and identifies those who may be hypersensitive or hyposensitive to pain.
There appears to be a shift of sensitivity towards the normal range such that patients who are hypersensitive can reduce this sensation and patients who are hyposensitive increase it, as determined by rectal balloon studies.
Before opinions are registered, panelists are screened to eliminate the 10% of the population with hypersensitive or hyposensitive noses.