hyperaesthesia

[ hahy-per-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun Pathology.

Definition for hyperaesthesia (2 of 2)

hyperesthesia

or hy·per·aes·the·sia

[ hahy-per-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun Pathology.

an abnormally acute sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch; algesia.

Compare hypesthesia.

Origin of hyperesthesia

First recorded in 1840–50; hyper- + esthesia

Related forms

hy·per·es·thet·ic [hahy-per-uh s-thet-ik] /ˌhaɪ pər əsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Examples from the Web for hyperaesthesia

  • It may be accounted a form of hyperaesthesia and no doubt has a nervous expression, but it is not the less psychic in its origin.

    Second Sight|Sepharial
  • The reaction from the battle-field produced a condition of hyperaesthesia in which all the theatrical values were altered.

    Heartbreak House|George Bernard Shaw

British Dictionary definitions for hyperaesthesia (1 of 2)

hyperaesthesia

US hyperesthesia

/ (ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

pathol increased sensitivity of any of the sense organs, esp of the skin to cold, heat, pain, etc

Derived Forms

hyperaesthetic or US hyperesthetic (ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθɛtɪk), adjective

British Dictionary definitions for hyperaesthesia (2 of 2)

hyperesthesia

/ (ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaesthesia

Derived Forms

hyperesthetic, adjective
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Medicine definitions for hyperaesthesia (1 of 2)

hyperaesthesia

[ hī′pər-ĭs-thēzhə ]

n.

Variant ofhyperesthesia

Medicine definitions for hyperaesthesia (2 of 2)

hyperesthesia

n.

An abnormal or pathological increase in sensitivity to sensory stimuli, as of the skin to touch or the ear to sound.oxyesthesia

Related forms

hy′per•es•thetic (-thĕtĭk) adj.
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