[ sen-si-tuh-zey-shuh n ]
/ ˌsɛn sɪ təˈzeɪ ʃən /
the state or process of being sensitized.
Psychology. the process of becoming susceptible to a given stimulus that previously had no effect or significance.
- a state or condition in which a previously encountered foreign substance triggers an immune reaction.
- an immunologic state or condition that is evidenced by the acquired ability of a cell or individual to detect the presence of a foreign substance upon reexposure to the substance and to react immunologically.
Related formsnon·sen·si·ti·za·tion, nounre·sen·si·ti·za·tion, noun
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Medicine definitions for resensitization
[ sĕn′sĭ-tĭ-zā′shən ]
The act or process of inducing an acquired sensitivity or allergy.
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