Medical Dictionary

hypersensitive

adj hy·per·sen·si·tive
\ˌhī-pər-ˈsen(t)-sət-iv, -ˈsen(t)-stiv\

Medical Definition of HYPERSENSITIVE

1
:  excessively or abnormally sensitive
2
:  abnormally susceptible physiologically to a specific agent (as a drug or antigen)
hy·per·sen·si·tive·ness noun
hy·per·sen·si·tiv·i·ty \-ˌsen(t)-sə-ˈtiv-ət-ē\ noun, plural hy·per·sen·si·tiv·i·ties

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