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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Rendering an organism easily affected to a serum by a series of injections; (psychology) the process of becoming highly affected to specific events or situations (especially emotional events or situations);

Usage examples (32)
  • Just like Chrysanthemum pyrethrins, it can cause skin sensitization (rash) in certain people.
  • In 1972, Schwartz, Howard Cedar, and I found that stimulation of the pathway involved in sensitization increased the level of cAMP in the entire abdominal ganglion.
  • This increased responsiveness, called sensitization, is thought to promote dependence.
  • We found that long-term sensitization in Aplysia is similarly dependent on protein synthesis, whereas short-term sensitization is not. for more
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