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1. The production by B lymphocytes of specific antibodies and by T lymphocytes of specific cellular reactions to a foreign antigen. When the antigen is encountered again, an immune response occurs. The production of antibodies by B lymphocytes or the activation of T lymphocytes when an allergen is first encountered. When the allergen is encountered again, an abnormal immune response occurs.
SEE: hypersensitivity.
2. The process of making a person susceptible to a substance by repeated injections of it.
SYN: SEE: sensibilization.

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TY - ELEC T1 - sensitization ID - 731048 ED - Venes,Donald, BT - Taber's Medical Dictionary UR - https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/731048/all/sensitization PB - F.A. Davis Company ET - 23 DB - Nursing Central DP - Unbound Medicine ER -