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hyperalgesia

[ hahy-per-al-jee-zee-uh, -see-uh ]
/ ˌhaɪ pər ælˈdʒi zi ə, -si ə /
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noun
an exaggerated sense of pain (opposed to hypalgesia).
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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

OTHER WORDS FROM hyperalgesia

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