hypersensitivity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hypersensitivity extreme sensitivity
    • n hypersensitivity pathological sensitivity
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Usage

In literature:

Its defects became monstrously exaggerated to his hypersensitive mind.
"Soul of a Bishop" by H. G. Wells
I am in some ways hypersensitive.
"The Filigree Ball" by Anna Katherine Green
A woman who has gone through Mrs. Clarke's ordeal is generally hypersensitive afterwards.
"In the Wilderness" by Robert Hichens
A hypersensitive conscience cost our widowed client ten thousand dollars!
"By Advice of Counsel" by Arthur Train
Radowitz, in all matters connected with money, was hypersensitive and touchy.
"Lady Connie" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
The directing Powers were hypersensitive to the oft-repeated charge of meddling in the internal affairs of other nations.
"The Inside Story Of The Peace Conference" by Emile Joseph Dillon
You're run down and very tired and hypersensitive, or you wouldn't have spent an evening worrying over a thing like that.
"The Real Adventure" by Henry Kitchell Webster
The obvious retort was that certain consciences now seemed hypersensitive about the war.
"Stephen A. Douglas" by Allen Johnson
James, Henry, his hypersensitiveness, 255, 256.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
We taught ourselves patriotism in season, and before the days of attenuated and hypersensitive politics.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
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In news:

Although asthma is strongly associated with immediate hypersensitivity to indoor allergens , several studies have suggested that a cat in the house can decrease the risk of asthma.
Immediate hypersensitivity reaction to aminophylline .
Drug hypersensitivity reactions commonly cause acute interstitial nephritis (AIN).
Have we become so hypersensitive that a phrase in use for half a millennia must now be banished from the English lexicon.
However the FEI hypersensitivity protocol is such that if the horse is sensitive to the touch, regardless of the cause, the horse is disqualified .
While the FEI rules for the hypersensitivity protocol were followed, we believe that there sh...
During the London Olympic Games, Canadian rider Tiffany Foster's mount, Victor, was disqualified after the FEI Veterinary Commission deemed him hypersensitive before the start of the first round.
Preoperative photo of teeth associated with dental hypersensitivity (DHS).
Immediate hypersensitivity reaction to aminophylline.
The symptoms include hypersensitivity and sometimes pain in the genital area, but the main symptom of Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder is spontaneous orgasms .
THE PERCEPTION that digital signage is everywhere isn't just a hypersensitivity that comes with working in AV.
Although asthma is strongly associated with immediate hypersensitivity to indoor allergens, several studies have suggested that a cat in the house can decrease the risk of asthma.
Hillary Clinton's strategists are delighted at what they consider Barack Obama's latest stumble in the hypersensitive world of racial politics.
Cases will include occupational asthma, hypersensitivity pneumonitis, pneumoconiosis, and lung cancer.
She said she developed a hypersensitivity to the prescription antibiotics she was taking after the attack.
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In science:

Thus scale-free networks are highly robust against random failures of nodes and hypersensitive to intentional attacks against the system’s largest nodes.
Optimization of scale-free network for random failures
Shepelyansky, Eigenstates of an operating quantum computer: hypersensitivity to static imperfections, Eur.
Detecting entanglement of random states with an entanglement witness
However, as emphasized in [193], at SPS the parton model is hypersensitive to models for soft multiple collisions.
Signatures of Quark-Gluon-Plasma formation in high energy heavy-ion collisions: A critical review
It is this feature, the fact that the stability of the gas is hypersensitive to the presence of subthermal magnetic fields of any geometry, that endows the MRI with its special significance.
Viscous Shear Instability in Weakly Magnetized, Dilute Plasmas
One might doubt whether the choice of water tanks for SD was perfect: these detector stations are hypersensitive to the muon EAS component, the one which is the worst understood in EAS models; this results sometimes in increased systematic uncertainties.
Cosmic particles with energies above 10^19 eV: a brief review of results
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