hyperesthetic

hyperesthesia

[hahy-per-uhs-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Pathology.
an abnormally acute sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch; algesia.
Compare hypesthesia.


Origin:
1840–50; hyper- + -esthesia

hyperesthetic [hahy-per-uhs-thet-ik] , adjective
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hyperaesthesia or hyperesthesia (ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə)
 
n
pathol increased sensitivity of any of the sense organs, esp of the skin to cold, heat, pain, etc
 
hyperesthesia or hyperesthesia
 
n
 
hyperaesthetic or hyperesthesia
 
adj
 
hyperesthetic or hyperesthesia
 
adj

hyperesthesia (ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə)
 
n
pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaesthesia
 
hyperes'thetic
 
adj

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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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