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Sensitization to drugs proceedings of the meeting held in Oxford, April, 1969. by European Society for the Study of Drug Toxicity.

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Published by Excerpta Medica Foundation in Amsterdam .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Drugs -- Side effects -- Congresses.,
  • Drugs -- Toxicology -- Congresses.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

StatementEditors: S. B. de C. Baker [and] J. Tripod.
SeriesInternational congress series,, no. 181
ContributionsBaker, S. B. de C., ed., Tripod, Jean, ed.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsRA1190 .E8 vol. 10, 1969
The Physical Object
Pagination256 p.
Number of Pages256
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5162924M
LC Control Number74552818

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The word “sensitization” is used to refer to a number of different, but related effects. For example, in immunology, sensitization refers to the hypersensitivity to an antigen (often an allergen) that can develop upon repeated exposure to the antigen. Sensitization is a non-associative learning process in which repeated administration of a stimulus results in the progressive amplification of a response. Sensitization often is characterized by an enhancement of response to a whole class of stimuli in addition to the one that is repeated. The present chapter aims to delineate the merits and limitations of the incentive sensitization view of addiction, and whether incentive sensitization occurs in humans. We conclude that since incentive sensitization most prominently occurs after the first few drug exposures, it may represent an important initial step in the addiction tonyasgaapartments.com by: Incentive sensitization: excessive 'wanting' for drugs and their cues Harder to measure: increased drug seeking, drug/cue-induced relapse They are believed to be related although it is still hard to prove if they are identical Locomotor sensitization is often used as evidence to suggest incentive sensitization.

Sensitization to Drugs. In book: Encyclopedia of Psychopharmacology, pp This paper is concerned with factors that affect whether tolerance and/or sensitization to the various Author: Terry E. Robinson. Dec 01,  · Twenty-seven papers from the meeting held in Oxford, England, April , on topics in pharmacological toxicology, some with immediate clinical applications—for example, those on antinuclear factors and drug treatment (Holborow), impairment of the sleep cycle induced by drugs (Čapek and others), and review of Swedish experience with oral contraceptives and jaundice (Westerholm). Research into the processes of tolerance and sensitization has escalated at a substantial rate in recent years, presumably because of the fundamental importance of understanding the long-term, as opposed simply to the initial, acute effects of drugs. The rapid of such research in recent years is. Sensitization to the locomotor stimulant effects of abused drugs provides a behavioral measure thought to reflect underlying neural adaptations to repeated drug exposure.

Drugs such as heroin, cocaine, amphetamine, alcohol, and nicotine can all induce sensitization, although not necessarily to the same degree. Once induced, sensitization to one drug often crosses to other drugs too. More sensitization is produced by exposure to high doses of drug than to low doses. sensitization [sen″sĭ-tĭ-za´shun] 1. immunization. 2. exposure to allergen that results in the development of hypersensitivity. 3. the coating of erythrocytes with antibody so that they are subject to lysis by complement in the presence of homologous antigen, the first stage of a complement fixation test. autoerythrocyte sensitization see. Sensitization is a psychological term referring to the forced association between a repetitive stimuli and a corresponding reaction. Sensitization, is, basically, a Psychological tool by which a person can be trained to react more to a stimulus. Research into the processes of tolerance and sensitization has escalated at a substantial rate in recent years, presumably because of the fundamental importance of understanding the long-term, as opposed simply to the initial, acute effects of tonyasgaapartments.com by: