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dysesthesia

[dis-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌdɪs əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
any impairment of the senses, especially of the sense of touch.
2.
a condition in which light physical contact of the skin causes pain.
Origin
< Neo-Latin < Greek dysaisthēsía. See dys-, esthesia
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dysesthetic
[dis-is-thet-ik] /ˌdɪs ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
dysaesthetic, adjective
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dysaesthetic in Medicine

dysesthesia dys·es·the·sia (dĭs'ĭs-thē'zhə)
n.

  1. Impairment of sensation, especially that of touch.

  2. A condition in which an unpleasant sensation is produced by ordinary stimuli.

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