hyposensitization
noun Date: 1922 the state or process of being reduced in sensitivity especially to an allergen ; desensitization • hyposensitize transitive verb

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  • Hyposensitization — (or allergy desensitization) is a form of immunotherapy in which the patient is vaccinated with progressively larger doses of an allergen to which they have been diagnosed as being sensitive. Hyposensitization can either reduce the severity of… …   Wikipedia

  • hyposensitization — (Amer.) n. (Medicine) diminishing of sensitivity; process of being diminished in sensitivity (also hyposensitisation) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyposensitization — See hyposensitize. * * * …   Universalium

  • hyposensitization — noun A form of immunotherapy in which the patient is vaccinated with progressively larger doses of an allergen to which they have been diagnosed as being sensitive …   Wiktionary

  • hyposensitization — SYN: desensitization. * * * hy·po·sen·si·ti·za·tion or chiefly Brit hy·po·sen·si·ti·sa·tion .sen(t) sət ə zā shən, .sen(t) stə zā n the state or process of being reduced in sensitivity esp. to an allergen: DESENSITIZATION hy·po·sen·si·tize or… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyposensitization — hy·po·sensitization …   English syllables

  • hyposensitization — n.; see desensitization …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hyposensitization — “+ noun Etymology: hypo + sensitization : the state or process of being hyposensitized …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyposensitize — hyposensitization, n. /huy peuh sen si tuyz /, v.t., hyposensitized, hyposensitizing. Med. to cause (a person) to become less sensitive to (a substance producing an allergic reaction); desensitize. Also, esp. Brit., hyposensitise. [1930 35; HYPO… …   Universalium

  • ДЕСЕНСИБИЛИЗАЦИЯ, ГИПОСЕНСИБИЛИЗАЦИЯ — (hyposensitization)) метод снижения чувствительности к известному аллерге ну путем его введения через определенный период времени с постепенным увеличением дозы аллергена, пока в организме не разовьется сопротивляемость к нему. См. Аллергия. 2.… …   Толковый словарь по медицине

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