[hahy-per-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
- an abnormally acute sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch; algesia.
Origin of hyperesthesia
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Hyperesthesia is difficult to detect in a nervous, irritable animal, and sometimes even in a horse of less sensitive temperament.
If hyperesthesia is well marked local anodynes may be needed to relieve suffering.
This condition persisted apparently for five years more, by the end of which time the anesthesia had turned into a hyperesthesia.Benign Stupors
Hyperesthesia (or increased sensitiveness) is a starvation neurosis occurring especially in unrecognised scurvy.Degeneracy
Eugene S. Talbot
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
- pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaesthesia
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- An abnormal or pathological increase in sensitivity to sensory stimuli, as of the skin to touch or the ear to sound.oxyesthesia
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