Medical Definition of sensitization
1: the action or process of making sensitive or hypersensitive <allergic sensitization of the skin>
2: the process of becoming sensitive or hypersensitive (as to an antigen); also : the resulting state
3: a form of nonassociative learning characterized by an increase in responsiveness upon repeated exposure to a stimulus—compare habituation 3
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