an abnormally acute sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch; algesia.
- hy·per·es·thet·ic [hahy-per-uhs-thet-ik], /ˌhaɪ pər əsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective
- Compare hypesthesia.
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How to use hyperesthesia in a sentence
hyperesthesia (or increased sensitiveness) is a starvation neurosis occurring especially in unrecognised scurvy.Degeneracy | Eugene S. Talbot
During the acute stage of inflammation there is to be detected local hyperthermia, some hyperesthesia and a little swelling.Lameness of the Horse | John Victor Lacroix
There are likely to be spots of hyperesthesia or hypesthesia or even complete anesthesia somewhere on the skin.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
I may here narrate a case which has been communicated to me of algolagnia in a woman, combined with sexual hyperesthesia.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6) | Havelock Ellis
In many cases there is marked hyperesthesia, or irritable weakness.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 2 (of 6) | Havelock Ellis
British Dictionary definitions for hyperesthesia
pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaesthesia
- hyperesthetic, adjective
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