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sensitive

 [sen´sĭ-tiv]
1. able to receive or respond to stimuli.
2. unusually responsive to stimulation, or responding quickly and acutely.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

sen·si·tive

(sen'si-tiv), Avoid the misspelling sensative.
1. Capable of perceiving sensations.
2. Responsive to a stimulus.
3. Acutely perceptive of interpersonal situations.
4. One who is readily hypnotizable.
5. Readily undergoing a chemical change, with but slight change in environmental conditions, as a sensitive reagent.
6. In immunology, denoting: a sensitized antigen; or a human (or animal) rendered susceptible to immunologic reactions by previous exposure to the antigen concerned.
Synonym(s): sensible (3)
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

sensitive

(sĕn′sĭ-tĭv)
adj.
1. Capable of perceiving with a sense or senses.
2. Responsive to external conditions or to a stimulus.
3. Easily irritated.
4. Susceptible to slight changes or differences in the environment.
5. Predisposed to inflammation as a result of preexisting allergy or disease.
6. Registering slight differences or changes of condition. Used of an instrument.
The American Heritage® Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2007, 2004 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

sen·si·tive

(sen'si-tiv)
1. Capable of perceiving sensations.
2. Responding to a stimulus.
3. Acutely perceptive of interpersonal situations.
4. One who is readily hypnotizable.
5. Readily undergoing a chemical change, with but slight change in environmental conditions, as a sensitive reagent.
6. immunology Denoting: 1) a sensitized antigen; 2) a person (or animal) rendered susceptible to immunologic reactions by previous exposure to the antigen concerned.
7. microbiology Denoting a microorganism that is susceptible to inhibition or destruction by a given antimicrobial agent.
Synonym(s): sensible (3) .
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

sensitive

reacting violently to the effects of a PATHOGEN.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

sen·si·tive

(sen'si-tiv)
1. Capable of perceiving sensations.
2. Responsive to a stimulus.
3. Acutely perceptive of interpersonal situations.
4. Readily undergoing a chemical change, with but slight change in environmental conditions.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

Patient discussion about sensitive

Q. I had cataract surgery with iol implant, and ever since I have awful light sensitivity. Any ideas? I can't go into a "super store" without my sunglasses. My eyes ache at the end of the day. My doctor says "I don't know!"

A. May sound a bit silly question, but have you tried to consult your ophthalmologist (eye doctor, e.g. the one that performed the operation) about it? Cataract surgery, although considered very successful, isn't problem-free. Primary physician may not have the necessary specialization to deal with these subjects.

Q. I heard that patients are highly sensitive to their senses? what are the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia and can they be aggravated? I heard that patients are highly sensitive to their senses?

A. Great answeer...couldn't agree more!

Q. when my aunt went through chemo (for colon cancer) her palms became VERY sensitive and had a burning feeling is there any way to prevent this from happening to my mom who is starting her chemo now? If not, what it the best treatment for it?

A. What you describe sounds like peripheral neuropathy, a well known side effect of platinum chemotherapy which is used for colon cancer. Several measures, including giving infusion of calcium and magnesium, and glutathione were found to reduce the rate of this complication, although further studies are necessary.

However, the information is only general advice, since I haven't examined your mother so if you have any questions about this subject, it may be wise to consult a doctor (e.g. oncologist).

You may read more here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/cancerchemotherapy.html

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References in classic literature ?
Of the 'Ode to the West Wind,' a succession of surging emotions and visions of beauty swept, as if by the wind itself, through the vast spaces of the world, Swinburne exclaims: 'It is beyond and outside and above all criticism, all praise, and all thanksgiving.' The 'Lines Written among the Euganean Hills,' 'The Indian Serenade,' 'The Sensitive Plant' (a brief narrative), and not a few others are also of the highest quality.
In fact he was always vigorous and normal, as well as sensitive; he was always devoted to outdoor life; and his very attractive letters, from which his nature can best be judged, are not only overflowing with unpretentious and cordial human feeling but testify that he was not really unaware of specific social and moral issues.
Lucy is so sweet and sensitive that she feels influences more acutely than other people do.
I greatly fear that she is of too super sensitive a nature to go through the world without trouble.
Already, it was quite evident that he had his mother's sensitive, affectionate nature.
As sensitive as herself, adoring her to the point of worship, he was easily punished by her displeasure or five minutes of enforced quiet on a chair.
I hate rudeness and bad manners of every kind, for I am extremely sensitive. No one in the whole world is so sensitive as I am, I am quite sure of that."