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Variant of hypoesthesia.
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(ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːzɪə; ˌhaɪ-)
(Pathology) the usual US spelling of hypaesthesia
hypesthesic adj
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(ˌhɪp əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌhaɪ pəs-)

an abnormally weak sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch (opposed to hyperesthesia).
[1885–95; hyp- + esthesia]
hyp`es•the′sic (-ˈθi zɪk, -sɪk) adj.
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Noun1.hypesthesia - impairment of tactile sensitivity; decrease of sensitivity
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
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Notably, postoperative pain and postoperative work disability was significantly less in the endoscopic PCF group, and the 3% complication rate in this cohort was limited to transient hypesthesia; furthermore, there was no radiographic evidence of increasing kyphosis or instability.
There was a reduction of muscle strength in the right lower limb, together with hypesthesia, ochrodermia, low skin temperature, and decreased dorsalis pedis artery pulse.
Moderate muscle weakness in the lower limbs, a superficial hypesthesia below the T5 level, and a dorsal cord disorder was noted at the first physical examination.
In the present study, no lesions of the mandible nerve were detected with piezosurgery, whereas surgery with rotary instruments resulted in 8% hypesthesia [17].
Paresthesia and hypesthesia in the dorsum of the foot as the presenting complaints of a ganglion cyst of the foot.
Although surgical therapy for TN is generally well-tolerated, one of the worse complications is painful posttraumatic trigeminal neuropathy (anesthesia dolorosa), a condition characterized by persistent, painful anesthesia or hypesthesia in the denervated region (4).
Lesions in the postcentral gyrus induced characteristic somatosensory deficits, which symptoms including agraphesthesia, hypesthesia, and reduction of proprioception and fine touch [23, 24].
Urasaki, "Enlargement of mandibular canal without hypesthesia caused by extranodal non-Hodgkin's lymphoma," Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics, vol.
A moderate degree of hypesthesia to light touch, increased sensitivity to pinprick, and paresthesia were observed in her right face (V1, V2, and V3) (Figure 1(b)).
In the ICD group, if deterioration of neural function (e.g., hypesthesia, weakening of ankle activity) was absent and pressure in the drainage cavity was <35 cmH[sub]2O, the drainage tube was clamped for the first 6 h.