- 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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Historical Examples of sensitization
Various skin rashes and eruptions are likewise associated with sensitization to certain foods.Food Poisoning
Edwin Oakes Jordan
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?
1862, originally in photography, noun of action from sensitize.