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hyperalgesia

[hahy-per-al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh]
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noun
  1. an exaggerated sense of pain (opposed to hypalgesia).
Also hy·per·al·gi·a [hahy-per-al-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈæl dʒi ə, -dʒə/.

Origin of hyperalgesia

First recorded in 1895–1900; hyper- + algesia
Related formshy·per·al·ge·sic, hy·per·al·get·ic [hahy-per-al-jet-ik] /ˌhaɪ pər ælˈdʒɛt ɪk/, adjective
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hyperalgia in Medicine

hyperalgesia

([object Object])
n.
  1. Extreme sensitivity to pain.
Related formshy′per•al•gesic (-zĭk) adj.
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