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hyperaesthesia

[hahy-per-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pər əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Pathology

hyperesthesia

or hyperaesthesia

[hahy-per-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pər əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
an abnormally acute sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch; algesia.
Compare hypesthesia.
Origin of hyperesthesia
1840-1850
1840-50; hyper- + -esthesia
Related forms
hyperesthetic
[hahy-per-uh s-thet-ik] /ˌhaɪ pər əsˈθɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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Examples from the Web for hyperaesthesia
Historical Examples
  • It may be accounted a form of hyperaesthesia and no doubt has a nervous expression, but it is not the less psychic in its origin.

    Second Sight Sepharial
  • The reaction from the battle-field produced a condition of hyperaesthesia in which all the theatrical values were altered.

    Heartbreak House George Bernard Shaw
British Dictionary definitions for hyperaesthesia

hyperaesthesia

/ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) increased sensitivity of any of the sense organs, esp of the skin to cold, heat, pain, etc
Derived Forms
hyperaesthetic, (US) hyperesthetic (ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθɛtɪk) adjective

hyperesthesia

/ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) the usual US spelling of hyperaesthesia
Derived Forms
hyperesthetic, adjective
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hyperaesthesia in Medicine

hyperaesthesia hy·per·aes·the·sia (hī'pər-ĭs-thē'zhə)
n.
Variant of hyperesthesia.

hyperesthesia hy·per·es·the·sia or hy·per·aes·the·sia (hī'pər-ĭs-thē'zhə)
n.
An abnormal or pathological increase in sensitivity to sensory stimuli, as of the skin to touch or the ear to sound. Also called oxyesthesia.


hy'per·es·thet'ic (-thět'ĭk) adj.
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