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hyposensitive

(hī″pō-sĕn′sĭ-tĭv) [″ + L. sentire, to feel]
Having a reduced ability to respond to stimuli.
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The Coriell control cells for the other 7 families (i.e., families E-K, those families not having autistic B-cell LDH-[G.sub.50]s less than 2 standard deviations below the mean) have a mean LDH-[G.sub.50] of 1026 nM, with a SD of 295 nM, and the 21 hyposensitive cell lines (ASD, Twin, and Sib) of families E to K have a mean G50 of 985 nM, with a SD of 259 nM.
Firstly, a pseudo-Jackknife statistical procedure was performed whereby the means and standard deviations of the ranked data were calculated for increasing sizes of hypersensitive population n; that is, for a hypersensitive population of n=8, the hyposensitive population is 36.
If n = 9, then the LDH-[G.sub.50] of the hypersensitive population Is 372 nM and has a standard deviation of 87 nM and the hyposensitive population has a mean of 972 nM and a standard deviation of 272 nM.
What is also very interesting is that the background levels of the two hypersensitive cells were higher than the two hyposensitive cells.
Before opinions are registered, panelists are screened to eliminate the 10% of the population with hypersensitive or hyposensitive noses.
We hypothesised that DM patients with upper GI symptoms are hyposensitive in the distal GI tract and that visceral sensitivity, gastric emptying rate, cardiac autonomic function, and clinical symptoms would be associated.
The diabetes patients were also hyposensitive to electrical stimulation and needed significantly higher current intensities to reach the predefined VAS levels.
The theoretical rationale of the SOM scale was based on Handel's Repression-Sensitization scale (1973) and is designed to indicate the extent to which a person is hyposensitive or hypersensitive to stimuli.
The body subscale was intended to be a measure of whether a person is hyposensitive or hypersensitive to painful stimuli.