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adj. possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus. The cells of the retina, for example, are sensitive to the stimulus of light and respond by sending nerve impulses to the...

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sensitive adj.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 11 words.

possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus.

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sensitive adj.

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 11 words.

possessing the ability to respond to a stimulus.

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enteropathy n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 14 words.

disease of the small intestine. See also coeliac disease (gluten-sensitive enteropathy).

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scotoma n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 24 words.

a small area of abnormally less sensitive or absent vision in the visual field, surrounded by normal sight.

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enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 42 words.

a sensitive technique for measuring the amount of a substance. An antibody that will bind to the substance is produced;

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trichromatic adj.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 28 words.

describing or relating to the normal state of colour vision, in which a person is sensitive to all three of

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thermography n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 51 words.

a technique for measuring and recording the heat produced by different parts of the body by using photographic film sensitive

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rod n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 65 words.

one of the two types of light-sensitive cells in the retina of the eye (compare cone). Rods are

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episcleritis n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 25 words.

inflammation of the outermost layer of the sclera of the eyeball, resulting in a red painful eye that is sensitive

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cone n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 31 words.

one of the two types of light-sensitive cells in the retina of the eye (compare rod). Cones are

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dermographism n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 37 words.

a common local reaction caused by pressure stroking the skin, which develops itchy weals. People with such highly sensitive skin

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trichromatic adj.

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 28 words.

describing or relating to the normal state of colour vision, in which a person is sensitive to all three of

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thermography n.

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 51 words.

a technique for measuring and recording the heat produced by different parts of the body by using photographic film sensitive

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rod n.

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 64 words.

one of the two types of light-sensitive cells in the retina of the eye (compare cone). Rods are

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scotoma n.

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 24 words.

a small area of abnormally less sensitive or absent vision in the visual field, surrounded by normal sight.

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cone n.

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 30 words.

one of the two types of light-sensitive cells in the retina of the eye (compare rod). Cones are

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dermographism n.

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 32 words.

a local reaction caused by pressure on the skin. People with such highly sensitive skin can ‘write’ on it with

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enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay n.

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 42 words.

a sensitive technique for measuring the amount of a substance. An antibody that will bind to the substance is produced;

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episcleritis n.

Elizabeth Martin and Tanya McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2008; p ublished online January 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 25 words.

inflammation of the outermost layer of the sclera of the eyeball, resulting in a red painful eye that is sensitive

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favism n.

Edited by Elizabeth A. Martin and Tanya A. McFerran.

in A Dictionary of Nursing

January 2014; p ublished online May 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Nursing Studies. 61 words.

an inherited defect in the enzyme glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase causing the red blood cells to become sensitive to a chemical in

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