Meaning of sensitizer in English:

sensitizer

Pronunciation /ˈsɛnsɪtʌɪzə/

noun

(also British sensitiser)

See sensitize

‘They are loaded with carcinogens, endocrine disruptors, liver and kidney damagers and sensitizers.’
  • ‘The investigations were performed on selected sensitizers that exhibit short fluorescence decay times’
  • ‘Exposure to proinflammatory agents such as allergens, occupational sensitizers, and infections has been shown to increase airway responsiveness in subjects with and without asthma, and this may cause asthma in the latter group.’
  • ‘Despite optimal therapy for asthma and the institution of appropriate workplace accommodations to reduce the effects of irritants or sensitizers on airway mechanics, certain individuals remain unable to work.’
  • ‘Phototreatment by sensitizers is a method being investigated for virus inactivation of blood products.’