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The act or process of desensitizing, of dulling or reducing sensation.
Small amounts of pain desensitization - this can occur with just one drink and can intensify as more alcohol is consumed.
Allergy tests may also be done before allergen desensitization treatments to ensure the safety of additional exposure.
Desensitization means exposing a child to something that is feared in a gradual way, in order to help the child overcome the fear.
Desensitization offers an effective cure for sting anaphylaxis, but three quarters of those dying from sting anaphylaxis had not previously reacted to stings.
These reactions, as well as intolerances, are not responsive to desensitization.
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