hyperaesthesia

US hyperesthesia

/ (ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

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

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Derived forms of hyperaesthesia

hyperaesthetic or US hyperesthetic (ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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Example sentences 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

Medical definitions for hyperaesthesia

hyperaesthesia
[ hī′pər-ĭs-thēzhə ]

n.

Variant ofhyperesthesia
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