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also hy·per·aes·the·sia  (hī′pər-ĭs-thē′zhə)
An abnormal or pathological increase in sensitivity to sensory stimuli, as of the skin to touch or the ear to sound.

hy′per·es·thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.
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(Pathology) pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaesthesia
ˌhyperesˈthetic adj
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(ˌhaɪ pər əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

an abnormally acute sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch (opposed to hypesthesia).
hy`per•es•thet′ic (-ˈθɛt ɪk) adj.
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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.
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n. hiperestesia, aumento exagerado de la sensibilidad sensorial.
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