hyposensitivity


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hyposensitivity

 [hi″po-sen″sĭ-tiv´ĭ-te]
1. abnormally decreased sensitivity.
2. the state of being less sensitive to a specific allergen after repeated and gradually increasing doses of the offending substance. adj., adj hyposen´sitive.

hy·po·sen·si·tiv·i·ty

(hī'pō-sen'si-tiv'i-tē),
A condition of subnormal sensitivity, in which the response to a stimulus is unusually delayed or lessened in degree.

hyposensitivity

(hī′pō-sĕn′sĭ-tĭv′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. hyposensitivi·ties
Less than the normal ability to respond to stimuli.

hy′po·sen′si·tive adj.

hy·po·sen·si·tiv·i·ty

(hī'pō-sen'si-tiv'i-tē)
A condition of subnormal sensitivity, in which the response to a stimulus is unusually delayed or lessened in degree.

hy·po·sen·si·tiv·i·ty

(hī'pō-sen'si-tiv'i-tē)
A condition of subnormal sensitivity, in which the response to a stimulus is unusually delayed or lessened in degree.
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[56] reviewed 17 works published in English or Swedish and 10 autobiographies to explore hyper- and hyposensitivity in individuals with ASD in the context of verbal expression.
One researcher has indicated that "oversensitivity or hyposensitivity of the children to the pain, insufficient history to the explanation of the trauma's features, the time between the approval of the patient for physical examination and trauma's exact time may lead us to the diagnosis of battered child syndrome." (36) BCS was never intended to be an illness in the sense of a disease that doctors could label, research, and cure.
This complex of motor disorders can result in signs and symptoms such as loss of muscle tone of the cheeks and lips, resulting in sialorrhea (drooling) and prolonged oral clearance of food, trouble closing lips, unclear speech, bruxism, oral hyposensitivity or hypersensitivity, tongue thrust, biting on eating utensils during meals and dysphagia (difficulty swallowing).
(16) On the other hand, those with hyposensitivity may be unable to feel anything without large stimuli.
It has also been reported that the loss of function of vha-12, a gene involved in necrosis-mediated neurodegeneration that is also expressed in DAergic neurons, leads to a hyposensitivity of C.
This lack of contingent relationships can produce hyposensitivity to contingencies of all types (Patterson, 2002).
Although there appears to be no known autism-specific oral manifestations, oral problems might arise because of autism-related behaviors such as communication limitations, personal neglect, self-injurious behaviors, dietary habits, effect of medications, resistance to receiving dental care, hyposensitivity to pain and possible avoidance of social contact.
A high score indicates hyposensitivity to pain or less awareness of it.
Hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity, with or without dysesthesias, has been reported in 7% to 19% of cases.
Other sensory impairments frequently associated with IVH include problems handling information relayed to the brain from the senses (agnosia), abnormal sensitivity to being touched (tactile hypersensitivity), appearing to be insensitive to pain (tactile hyposensitivity), position (proprioception), movement vestibular) and balance problems and dyspraxia.
Empirically, one might suggest that delayed anginal perception might be a function of severity and/or duration of ischaemic insult, altered cardiac nociception or, lastly, central and psychological factors leading to a generalized hyposensitivity to pain.
Meakins et al .[sup][20] first noted that patients who had a delayed-type hypersensitivity response had an increased risk for sepsis and sepsis-related mortality, indicating that patients with sepsis had a hyposensitivity to antigen stimulation.