- 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
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- Extreme sensitivity to pain.
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