Definition of Photosensitivity

1. Noun. Sensitivity to the action of radiant energy.

Exact synonyms: Radiosensitivity
Generic synonyms: Sensibility, Sensitiveness, Sensitivity
Derivative terms: Photosensitive, Radiosensitive



Definition of Photosensitivity

1. Noun. sensitivity to light, especially a heightened response to light ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Photosensitivity

1. An abnormal cutaneous response involving the interaction between photosensitising substances and sunlight or filtered or artificial light at wavelengths of 280-400 mm. There are two main types: photoallergy and photoxicity. (13 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Photosensitivity

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photoselected
photoselection
photoselections
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photosensitisation
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photosensitised
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photosensitive
photosensitive rash
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photosensitiveness
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photosensitivity (current term)
photosensitivity disorders
photosensitization
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photosensitizing agents
photosensor
photosensor oculography
photosensors
photoset
photosets

Literary usage of Photosensitivity

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1. U. S. Dual-Use Exports to Iraq and Their Impact on the Health of the Persian by DIANE Publishing Company (1997)
"After this incident, she experienced headaches, diarrhea, and photosensitivity. Ms. Williams currently suffers from headaches, fatigue, joint and muscle ..."

2. Tuberculosis Resource Guide by P. Heinsohn (1996)
"photosensitivity involves an abnormal skin reaction to ultraviolet radiation ... photosensitivity reactions are characterized by eruptions on exposed parts ..."

3. Scientific papers of the Bureau of Standards by United States National Bureau of Standards (1922)
"1 of molybdenite was subjected to a small alternating current for 6 minutes, after which the photosensitivity appeared to be increased by perhaps 10 per ..."

4. Proposed National Strategies For The Prevention Of Leading Work-related (1988)
"Animal models have been developed to screen chemical substances for their potential to cause contact urticaria, vitiligo, acne, and photosensitivity, ..."

5. Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 1994 (1994)
"Animal models have been developed to screen chemical substances for their potential to cause contact urticaria, vitiligo, acne, and photosensitivity, ..."

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