hyposensitize

hyposensitize
hyposensitize [hī΄pō sen′sə tīz΄]
vt.
hyposensitized, hyposensitizing [ HYPO- + SENSITIZE]
to treat with frequent, small injections of an antigen so as to decrease the symptoms of an allergy to that antigen
hyposensitization
n.

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  • hyposensitize — transitive verb see hyposensitization …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyposensitize — hyposensitization, n. /huy peuh sen si tuyz /, v.t., hyposensitized, hyposensitizing. Med. to cause (a person) to become less sensitive to (a substance producing an allergic reaction); desensitize. Also, esp. Brit., hyposensitise. [1930 35; HYPO… …   Universalium

  • hyposensitize — v. desensitize, reduce or diminish sensitivity (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyposensitize — hy·po·sensitize …   English syllables

  • hyposensitize — hy•po•sen•si•tize [[t]ˌhaɪ pəˈsɛn sɪˌtaɪz[/t]] v. t. tized, tiz•ing med to cause (a person) to become less sensitive to (a substance producing an allergic reaction); desensitize • Etymology: 1930–35 hy po•sen si•ti•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • hyposensitize — “+ transitive verb Etymology: hypo + sensitize : to reduce the sensitivity of (an individual) especially to an allergen : desensitize …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyposensitization — noun Date: 1922 the state or process of being reduced in sensitivity especially to an allergen ; desensitization • hyposensitize transitive verb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyposensitization — See hyposensitize. * * * …   Universalium

  • hyposensitise — /haɪpoʊˈsɛnsətaɪz/ (say huypoh sensuhtuyz) verb (t) (hyposensitised, hyposensitising) to induce hyposensitivity in. Also, hyposensitize. –hyposensitisation, noun …  

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