hypalgesia

[hip-al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh, hahy-pal-]
noun
decreased sensitivity to pain (opposed to hyperalgesia ).
Also, hypalgia [hi-pal-juh, -jee-uh, hahy-] .


Origin:
1880–85; hyp- + algesia

hypalgesic, adjective
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hypalgesia (ˌhaɪpælˈdʒiːzɪə, -sɪə)
 
n
pathol diminished sensitivity to pain
 
hypal'gesic
 
adj

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hypalgesia hyp·al·ge·si·a (hĭp'āl-jē'zē-ə, -zhə, hī'pāl-) or hy·po·al·ge·si·a (hī'pō-āl-)
n.
Diminished sensitivity to pain.


hyp'al·ge'sic (-sĭk, -zĭk) adj.
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Frequently, areas of hypalgesia or complete sensory loss may be noted.
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