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hypalgesia

[hip-al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh, hahy-pal-] /ˌhɪp ælˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə, ˌhaɪ pæl-/
noun
1.
decreased sensitivity to pain (opposed to hyperalgesia).
Also, hypalgia
[hi-pal-juh, -jee-uh, hahy-] /hɪˈpæl dʒə, -dʒi ə, haɪ-/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1880-1885
1880-85; hyp- + algesia
Related forms
hypalgesic, adjective
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  • Frequently, areas of hypalgesia or complete sensory loss may be noted.
British Dictionary definitions for hypalgesia

hypalgesia

/ˌhaɪpælˈdʒiːzɪə; -sɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) diminished sensitivity to pain
Derived Forms
hypalgesic, adjective
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hypalgesia in Medicine

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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