from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Sensitivity or responsiveness to light.
- n. Medicine An abnormally heightened response, especially of the skin, to sunlight or ultraviolet radiation, caused by certain disorders or chemicals and characterized by a toxic or allergic reaction.
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- n. sensitivity to light, especially a heightened response to light
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- n. sensitivity to the action of radiant energy
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Some chemotherapy drugs cause a condition called photosensitivity, which refers to an increased sensitivity to the sun.
In addition, the material demonstrates good photosensitivity, meaning it reacts sensitively to laser light, which may enable lower power lasers to be used to scan the disk.
The lighting had been kept low to accommodate the general photosensitivity of most Remans.
If you have photosensitivity due to a medication or other causes, you might consider a higher SPF such as 50 to 100.
They recommend dosing schedules, the use of food to minimize gastric distress, periodic blood tests to check on organ function affected by the drug, and information about avoiding the sun if the drug may cause photosensitivity.
Roche said side effects included cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma, rash, photosensitivity, joint pain, hair loss and fatigue.
"I got photosensitivity," the guy answers, tapping his frames.
They are rich in antioxidants, including photochemicals that help to reduce photosensitivity and promote skin renewal.
I have random moments of intense photosensitivity, in which my eyes redden and water.
It's just the fact that in the Twi series, they SPARKLED in the sunlight rather than suffer from photosensitivity, effectively reducing their chances of any sort of vulnerability.