hyposensitivity

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hyposensitivity

[hahy-poh-sen-si-tiv-i-tee]
noun, plural hyposensitivities. Pathology.
low or diminished sensitivity to stimulation.

Origin:
hypo- + sensitivity

hyposensitive, adjective
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hyposensitivity hy·po·sen·si·tiv·i·ty (hī'pō-sěn'sĭ-tĭv'ĭ-tē)
n.
Less than normal sensitivity to a foreign agent, such as an allergen, in which the response is unusually delayed or lessened in degree. Also called hypoergia.


hy'po·sen'si·tive adj.
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Although some respond to this method, many, particularly those with severe rectal hyposensitivity have proved to be refractory.
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