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hyperalgesia

[hahy-per-al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh] /ˌhaɪ pər ælˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə/
noun
1.
an exaggerated sense of pain (opposed to hypalgesia).
Also, hyperalgia
[hahy-per-al-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈæl dʒi ə, -dʒə/ (Show IPA)
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Origin
1895-1900
1895-1900; hyper- + algesia
Related forms
hyperalgesic, hyperalgetic
[hahy-per-al-jet-ik] /ˌhaɪ pər ælˈdʒɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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  • hyperalgesia is a more intense painful response to a normally painful experience.
hyperalgesia in Medicine

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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