[ hip-al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh, hahy-pal- ]
/ ˌhɪp ælˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə, ˌhaɪ pæl- /
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decreased sensitivity to pain (opposed to hyperalgesia).
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Also hy·pal·gia [hi-pal-juh, -jee-uh, hahy-]. /hɪˈpæl dʒə, -dʒi ə, haɪ-/.
OTHER WORDS FROM hypalgesiahyp·al·ge·sic, adjective
Words nearby hypalgesia
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How to use hypalgesia in a sentence
All superficial reflexes active; winced when pricked with a pin but there was a decided hypalgesia present.
General hypalgesia was present; he responded but very feebly to pin pricks.
British Dictionary definitions for hypalgesia
/ (ˌhaɪpælˈdʒiːzɪə, -sɪə) /
pathol diminished sensitivity to pain
Derived forms of hypalgesiahypalgesic, adjective
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Medical definitions for hypalgesia
[ hĭp′ăl-jē′zhə, hī′păl- ]
Diminished sensitivity to pain.
Other words from hypalgesiahyp′al•ge′sic (-zĭk) adj.
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