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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.

hyposensitivity

1. abnormally decreased sensitivity.
2. the state of being less sensitive to a specific allergen after repeated and gradually increasing doses of the particular allergen. This is believed to be due to an increase in circulating antibodies, particularly IgG to the allergen. The antibodies form complexes with the incoming allergen and prevent it from binding to IgE bound to mast cells.
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28) CSHCN with hyposensitivity become desensitized to stimuli and may not experience pain in the same way as other children.
Of primary interest to the group was oral health related to tube feeding, oral motor dysfunction, oral preventive care, oral hyper- and hyposensitivity and GERD.
Hypersensitivity or hyposensitivity, with or without dysesthesias, has been reported in 7% to 19% of cases.
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.
Generalized hyposensitivity to pain has been observed in elderly people [47, 48].
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.
Individuals who experience hyposensitivity receive limited feedback on the positions of their joints and muscles, which often leads to balance difficulties.
10,11,12) 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, effects of medications, resistance to receiving dental care, hyposensitivity to pain, and possible avoidance of social contact.
Dexamethasone-induced hyposensitivity to rocuronium in rat diaphragm associated with muscle-fiber transformation.
The retrospective study on inpatients from 1991 to 2000 demonstrated that the prevalence of diabetic sensory neuropathy (including pain, numbness, hypersensitivity, hyposensitivity, single nerve paralysis, and palsy) was 60.