hypesthesia


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hy·pes·the·sia

 (hī′pĭs-thē′zhə)
n.
Variant of hypoesthesia.

hypesthesia

(ˌhɪpiːsˈθiːzɪə; ˌhaɪ-)
n
(Pathology) the usual US spelling of hypaesthesia
hypesthesic adj

hyp•es•the•sia

(ˌhɪp əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə, ˌhaɪ pəs-)

n.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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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).
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.
difficulty walking with 1995 [9] eventual paraparesis, hypesthesia below waist, ankle clonus, and knee/ankle HR; gradual Dacher et al.
One year later, he presented with hypesthesia and muscle weakness of his lower limb associated with kyphotic deformity and sphincter symptoms.
The acute presenting manifestations include immediate, intense pain at the wound site with pain extending proximally; initial erythema, ecchymosis, or pallor around the wound with edema extending proximally; and any combination of anesthesia, hypesthesia, or paresthesia.