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hypalgesia

[ hip-al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh, hahy-pal- ]
/ ˌhɪp ælˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə, ˌhaɪ pæl- /
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noun

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-/.

Origin of hypalgesia

First recorded in 1880–85; hyp- + algesia

OTHER WORDS FROM hypalgesia

hyp·al·ge·sic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hypalgesia

hypalgesia
/ (ˌhaɪpælˈdʒiːzɪə, -sɪə) /

noun

pathol diminished sensitivity to pain

Derived forms of hypalgesia

hypalgesic, adjective
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Medical definitions for hypalgesia

hypalgesia
[ hĭp′ăl-jēzhə, hī′păl- ]

n.

Diminished sensitivity to pain.

Other words from hypalgesia

hyp′al•gesic (-zĭk) adj.
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