- 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.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sensitizationnon·sen·si·ti·za·tion, nounre·sen·si·ti·za·tion, noun
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Call the old tubercular diathesis a sensitization and you have made it the most modern of modern discoveries.
What if gout should prove to be a sensitization or anaphylaxis to uric acid that does not exist in the non-gouty?
In a great many cases the greater part of the discomfort is due to over-sensitization and over-attention.Health Through Will Power|James J. Walsh
Its subsequent injection at any point in the skin gives rise to a local expression of systematic sensitization.Handbook of Medical Entomology|William Albert Riley
Whether there is what may be termed a peculiar sensitization of milk following pasteurization, has not been definitely shown.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess