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Encyclopedia > Sensitivity (human)
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The sensitivity or insensitivity of a human, often considered with regard to a particular kind of stimulus, is the strength of the feeling it results in, in comparison with the strength of the stimulus. The concept applies to physical as well as emotional feeling. Image File history File links Emblem-important. ... Image File history File links Broom_icon. ... Prose is writing distinguished from poetry by its greater variety of rhythm and its closer resemblance to everyday speech. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 151 languages. ... This article is about modern humans. ... --76. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... For other uses, see Emotion (disambiguation). ...


  1. Rapid perception with the senses, reacting to small changes.
  2. Reacting appropriately to the emotions or situation of other people, tactful.
  3. A person with sensitive skin, which easily becomes painful or inflamed.
  4. A person believed to have paranormal or parapsychological perception.
  5. To be easily hurt or upset; to not take things for granted.
  6. A person can be sensitive to tickling, most commonly on the bare feet.

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  1. Not reacting to the emotions or situation of other people or not caring about others, tactless.
  2. Not reacting to something or not appreciating something.
  3. Not experiencing physical sensations, numb.

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See also

  • sense
  • Highly sensitive person
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Sensitivity of Human Ear (513 words)
This incredible sensitivity is enhanced by an effective amplification of the sound signal by the outer and middle ear structures.
In addition to its remarkable sensitivity, the human ear is capable of responding to the widest range of stimuli of any of the senses.
The structures of the outer and middle ear contribute to both the remarkable sensitivity and the wide dynamic range of human hearing.
Thymidine Phosphorylase Mediates the Sensitivity of Human Colon Carcinoma Cells to 5-Fluorouracil -- Schwartz et al. ... (4182 words)
Human TP has been reported to be identical to the angiogenic factor platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor (PD-ECGF)(11, 12, 13), and studies indicate that the catalytic activity of the enzyme is indispensable for its angiogenic effects(14, 15, 26).
Human colon carcinoma HT-29 cells were maintained in RPMI 1640 with 10% heat-inactivated fetal bovine serum and gentamicin, in a humidified CO incubator at 37 °C. Recombinant human thymidine phosphorylase (also known as platelet-derived endothelial cell growth factor) was obtained from Rand Systems (Minneapolis, MN).
A human ovarian cancer cell line derived from a biopsy of a FUra-resistant tumor was found to have a 70% reduction in TP activity and FdUMP levels compared to a cell line derived from the tumor in the same patient prior to the development of FUra resistance(36).
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