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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 hyperesthesia
Historical Examples
  • If hyperesthesia is well marked local anodynes may be needed to relieve suffering.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • hyperesthesia is difficult to detect in a nervous, irritable animal, and sometimes even in a horse of less sensitive temperament.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse United States Department of Agriculture
  • During the acute stage of inflammation there is to be detected local hyperthermia, some hyperesthesia and a little swelling.

    Lameness of the Horse John Victor Lacroix
  • This condition persisted apparently for five years more, by the end of which time the anesthesia had turned into a hyperesthesia.

    Benign Stupors August Hoch
  • hyperesthesia (or increased sensitiveness) is a starvation neurosis occurring especially in unrecognised scurvy.

    Degeneracy Eugene S. Talbot
  • There are likely to be spots of hyperesthesia or hypesthesia or even complete anesthesia somewhere on the skin.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for hyperesthesia

hyperesthesia

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

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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