Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Sensitivity

1. ability to perceive stimuli with one or more of the senses.

2. in epidemiology, the successfulness of correctly identifying the proportion of individuals carrying a disease.3.in immunology, the ability of an antibody to detect the presence of an antigen, particularly at low antigen concentrations; in the context of a test for diagnosing a disease condition, sensitivity is defined as the proportion of people with a disease who test positively for the disease.

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