hyper algesia

hyperalgesia

[hahy-per-al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh]
noun
an exaggerated sense of pain (opposed to hypalgesia ).
Also, hyperalgia [hahy-per-al-jee-uh, -juh] .


Origin:
1895–1900; hyper- + algesia

hyperalgesic, hyperalgetic [hahy-per-al-jet-ik] , adjective
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hyperalgesia hy·per·al·ge·si·a (hī'pər-āl-jē'zē-ə, -zhə)
n.
Extreme sensitivity to pain.


hy'per·al·ge'sic (-sĭk, -zĭk) adj.
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