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to render less sensitive

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I've been completely desensitized to blood and dead bodies.
The total dose was evenly divided between the allergens so that each subject got the same total quantity of food protein, regardless of the number of foods they were being desensitized to.
Data Source: Chart review of patients desensitized to aspirin using a 1-day protocol in a clinic.
Scott Sicherer, an allergist at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, asks, "Have we really cured the allergy, or are [the patients] just desensitized while they are getting the treatment?"
With the cover on the box, the arm could only travel about 90 degrees (versus 180 degrees) as it desensitized an item.
A nine-year-old boy with a history of cow's milk allergy who had been successfully desensitized was able to drink milk without symptoms, as long has he did not subsequently engage in strenuous exercise.
Without realism, patients are unlikely to feel afraid and therefore cannot become desensitized to their fear, Kushner said.
Without realism, the patient is unlikely to feel afraid, and so won't become desensitized to the situation.
"These girls become desensitized and begin to believe they have no other choice," she says.
Many horse owners have become desensitized to advertisements because of the sheer volume and similarity.
Having desensitized us to their satisfaction regarding heterosexual sex, Hollywood now sees fit to propagate the love that won't speak its name as often and as robustly as possible.
Television over the decades has actually desensitized people, I think.
The researchers also desensitized some rats to the problematic protein by inoculating them with it several times.