[ dis-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌdɪs əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /
any impairment of the senses, especially of the sense of touch.
a condition in which light physical contact of the skin causes pain.
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OTHER WORDS FROM dysesthesiadys·es·thet·ic [dis-is-thet-ik] /ˌdɪs ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/, dys·aes·thet·ic, adjective
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Medical definitions for dysesthesia
[ dĭs′ĭs-thē′zhə ]
Impairment of sensation, especially that of touch.
A condition in which an unpleasant sensation is produced by ordinary stimuli.
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