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Are you sensitised to this jargon?

May 10, 2010 Leave a comment

A downpage nib from today’s Guardian:

Premature babies ‘more sensitised to pain’

Premature babies are sensitised to pain by intensive care treatments they receive after birth, a new study suggests.

First up, “sensitise” is a jargon, scientific word. It means “to make someone or something respond to certain stimuli”. So what the Guardian is telling us is that premature babies respond to pain because of intensive care. Read more…