contact sensitivity
Allergic response to contact with irritant, usually a hypersensitivity.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Contact Dance — Contact Dance, or Contact Improvisation ( Contact Improv ), is an emerging dance art that can be done solo (in contact with the self, the ground, an object, etc...), yet usually is improvised with others generally one partner, sometimes with many …   Wikipedia

  • Contact explosive — generally refers to any substance that will explode when relatively small quantities of energy are applied to the substance, whether that be heat, light, sound, or physical pressure and even Alpha radiation. Examples include: Compound Sensitivity …   Wikipedia

  • Contact fuze — A contact fuze, percussion fuze or direct action (D.A.) fuze (UK) is the fuze that is placed in the nose of a bomb or shell so that it will detonate on contact with a hard surface. Many impacts are unpredictable: they may involve a soft surface,… …   Wikipedia

  • Contact microphone — Metal disks with piezo material, used in buzzers or as contact microphones A contact microphone, otherwise known as a pickup or a piezo, is a form of microphone designed to sense audio vibrations through solid objects. Unlike normal air… …   Wikipedia

  • Contact dermatitis — A skin condition caused by contact between skin and some substance. Includes irritant contact dermatitis (a rash brought on purely by repeated irritation from a substance such as water causing dish pan hands ) and allergic contact dermatitis… …   Medical dictionary

  • contact dermatitis — Pathol. inflammation of the skin caused by an allergic reaction to contact with an animal, vegetable, or chemical substance. * * * ▪ dermatology       localized redness and swelling of the skin, together with the formation of vesicles (blisters)… …   Universalium

  • Oat sensitivity — represents a sensitivity to the proteins found in oats, Avena sativa. Sensitivity to oats as a result of allergy or to the seed storage proteins either inhaled or ingested. A more complex condition results to individuals who have gluten sensitive …   Wikipedia

  • Urushiol-induced contact dermatitis — Classification and external resources ICD 10 L23.7 ICD 9 692.6 …   Wikipedia

  • Multiple chemical sensitivity — Classification and external resources MeSH D018777 Multiple chemical sensitivity (MCS) is a chronic medical condition characterized by symptoms the affected person attributes to exposure to low levels of chemicals. Commonly suspected substances… …   Wikipedia

  • Scotopic sensitivity syndrome — Scotopic sensitivity syndrome, also known as Irlen Syndrome and Visual Stress Syndrome, approximating in some ways to Meares Irlen syndrome, and Visual Stress , refers to visual perceptual disorder(s) affecting primarily reading and writing based …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”