Definition of Sensitisation

1. Noun. The state of being sensitive (as to an antigen).

Exact synonyms: Sensitization
Specialized synonyms: Irritation
Generic synonyms: Predisposition, Sensitivity
Derivative terms: Sensitise



2. Noun. (psychology) the process of becoming highly sensitive to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations).
Exact synonyms: Sensitization
Generic synonyms: Physical Process, Process
Category relationships: Psychological Science, Psychology
Derivative terms: Sensitize

3. Noun. Rendering an organism sensitive to a serum by a series of injections.
Exact synonyms: Sensitising, Sensitization, Sensitizing
Generic synonyms: Immunisation, Immunization
Derivative terms: Sensitise, Sensitize

Definition of Sensitisation

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of sensitization) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sensitisation

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Sensitisation

1. 1. The administration of antigen to induce a primary immune response, priming, immunisation. 2. The exposure to allergen that results in the development of hypersensitivity. 3. The coating of erythrocytes with antibody so that they are subject to lysis by complement in the presence of homologous antigen, the first stage of a complement fixation test. (13 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sensitisation

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Literary usage of Sensitisation

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1. The Journal of Comparative Pathology and Therapeutics (1888)
"Moreover, this abnormal pattern of osmotic fragility, resulting from sensitisation of a sample of erythrocytes from a normal chicken, indicates that the ..."

2. A System of Physical Chemistry by William Cudmore McCullagh Lewis, James Rice (1920)
"The same sort of chemical sensitisation effect comes in if some silver chloride ... These instances of chemical sensitisation are to be distinguished from ..."

3. European Community by Oecd (1998)
"This Regulation sets out a legal basis for the gender sensitisation budget line B7-611 and sets out clear policy guidelines for its use. ..."

4. Security Governance in Post-Conflict Peacebuilding by Alan Bryden, Heiner Hänggi (2005)
"Attempts to govern or influence armed groups should be seen in the context of broader sensitisation programmes that seek to increase respect for human ..."

5. The Quarterly Review by John Gibson Lockhart, George Walter Prothero, William Gifford, Sir John Taylor Coleridge, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, Baron Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, Sir William Smith (1906)
"The line of investigation ns to sensitisation was continued by Dreyer in the Finsen ... Fluorescence is not the decisive factor in sensitisation, for marked ..."

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