hyperalgesia

[ hahy-per-al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər ælˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə /

noun

an exaggerated sense of pain (opposed to hypalgesia).
Also hy·per·al·gi·a [hahy-per-al-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈæl dʒi ə, -dʒə/.

Origin of hyperalgesia

First recorded in 1895–1900; hyper- + algesia

Related forms

hy·per·al·ge·sic, hy·per·al·get·ic [hahy-per-al-jet-ik] /ˌhaɪ pər ælˈdʒɛt ɪk/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for hyperalgesia

hyperalgesia

[ hī′pər-ăl-jēzhə ]

n.

Extreme sensitivity to pain.

Related forms

hy′per•al•gesic (-zĭk) adj.
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