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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.


(Pathology) pathol the usual US spelling of hyperaesthesia
ˌhyperesˈthetic 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.
See also: Disease and Illness


n. hiperestesia, aumento exagerado de la sensibilidad sensorial.
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Cats with feline hyperesthesia syndrome that causes rippling of the skin and self-mutilation may also excessively groom.
A veterinarian diagnosed Lux with feline hyperesthesia syndrome, which can trigger violent behavior.
Q I have a 3-year-old male domestic short-haired cat who has been diagnosed with Feline Hyperesthesia Syndrome [believed to be an obsessive condition or seizure, involving excessive scratching, vocalization, grooming, running about and skin rippling on the back], and I have been giving him holistic remedies to treat him.