desensitization

some theorists argue that the constant media diet of violence desensitizes audiences (makes them less sensitive) to real human suffering. It is hard to find proof for the theory, though the practice of systematic desensitization in behaviour modification may lend incidental support to the theory. Belson's 1978 study of over 1500 teenage boys did no
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desensitization

[n] - the process of reducing sensitivity
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Desensitization

the blocking of painful stimuli which cause dentinal hypersensitivity.
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desensitization

a way to reduce or stop a response such as an allergic reaction to something. For example, if someone has an allergic reaction to something, the doctor gives the person a very small amount of the substance at first to increase one's tolerance. Over a period of time, larger doses are given until the person is taking the full dose. This is one way to
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desensitization

Suppression of sensitivity of an organism to an allergen to which the organism has been exposed previously.
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desensitization

In a general sense: see adaptation. Immunologically, the term is used to mean the administration of a graded series of doses of an antigen to which there is an immediate hypersensitivity response. The technique is used in the treatment of allergy and works by inducing the production of blocking antibody (IgG) that inhibits IgE production or blocks
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desensitization

1. The reduction or abolition of allergic sensitivity or reactions to the specific antigen (allergen). ... Synonym: ananaphylaxis, antianaphylaxis. ... 2. The act of removing an emotional complex. ... Synonym: hyposensitization. ... (05 Mar 2000) ...
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desensitization

desensitisation noun the process of reducing sensitivity; `the patient was desensitized to the allergen`
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desensitization

(de-sen″sĭ-tĭ-za´shәn) the prevention or reduction of immediate hypersensitivity by administration of graded doses of allergen; see also immunotherapy. Called also hyposensitization. in behavior therapy, the treatment of phobias and related disorders by intentionally exposing the patient, i...
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desensitization

(from the article `mental disorder`) ...to eliminate the phobia by teaching the patient how to face those situations that clearly trigger discomfort. The exposure of the patient to the ... ...extinction of phobias in children by gradual desensitization. Modern behaviour therapy began with the description by the South African ... ...p...
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desensitization

treatment that attempts to eliminate allergic reactions, as of hay fever or bronchial asthma, by a series of injections in graded strengths of the ... [3 related articles]
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desensitization

the prevention or reduction of immediate hypersensitivity reactions by administration of graded doses of allergen; called also hyposensitization and immunotherapy.
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desensitization

desensitization In medicine, to make (a person, animal, or tissue) nonreactive or nonallergic to a substance by removing the antibodies from sensitized cells.
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Desensitization

A method to reduce or stop an allergic reaction to something. Success is variable for reasons unknown.
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desensitization

a reduction of the wanted output of a receiver due to an unwanted signal
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desensitization

Type: Term Pronunciation: dē-sen′si-ti-zā′shŭn Definitions: 1. The reduction or abolition of allergic sensitivity or reactions to the specific antigen (allergen). 2. The act of removing an emotional complex. Synonyms: antianaphylaxis
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Desensitization

[psychology] ==Fears and Phobias== == Steps to desensitization == The hierarchal list is constructed between client and therapist in rank ordered series of steps from the least disturbing to the most disturbing fears or phobias. Secondly the client is taught techniques that produce deep relaxation. It is impossible to feel both anxiety and
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Desensitization

[medicine] For medical purposes, desensitization is a method to reduce or eliminate an organism`s negative reaction to a substance or stimulus. In pharmacology, desensitization is the loss of responsiveness to the continuing or increasing dose of a drug. Also termed tachyphylaxis, downregulation, fade or drug tolerance. This may be an impor
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Desensitization

[telecommunications] In telecommunications, desensitization is a form of electromagnetic interference where a radio receiver is unable to receive a weak radio signal that it might otherwise be able to receive when there is no interference. This is caused by a nearby transmitter with a strong signal on a close frequency, which overloads the
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DESENSITIZATION

the blocking of painful stimuli which cause dentinal hypersensitivity.
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