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Variant of hyperesthesia.


(ˌhaɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə) or


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


(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.

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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