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hy·per·aes·the·sia

 (hī′pər-ĭs-thē′zhə)
n.
Variant of hyperesthesia.

hyperaesthesia

(ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə) or

hyperesthesia

n
(Pathology) pathol increased sensitivity of any of the sense organs, esp of the skin to cold, heat, pain, etc
hyperaesthetic, hyperesthetic adj

hy•per•es•the•sia

(ˌhaɪ pər əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

n.
an abnormally acute sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch (opposed to hypesthesia).
[1840–50]
hy`per•es•thet′ic (-ˈθɛt ɪk) adj.

hyperesthesia, hyperaesthesia

1. an excessive sensitivity of skin in a particular area.
2. an excessive sensitivity of a particular sense, especially smell.
3. a heightened sensitivity to the environment. — hyperesthetic, hyperaesthetic, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
Translations
Hyperästhesie
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