1. The appreciation of pain. 2. Hypersensitivity to pain. SYN: algesia, algesthesis. [G. algos, pain, + aisthesis, sensation]

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al·ges·the·sia (al″jes-theґzhə) [alge- + esthesia] 1. nociception. 2. any painful sensation.

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  • algesia — SYN: algesthesia. [G. algesis, a sense of pain] * * * al·ge·sia al jē zē ə, jē zhə n sensitivity to pain al·ge·sic jē zik, sik adj * * * al·ge·sia (al jeґze ə) 1. nociception. 2. excessive sensitivity to pain, a type of hyperesthesia.… …   Medical dictionary

  • nociception — no·ci·cep·tion (no″sĭ sepґshən) the ability to feel pain (q.v.), caused by stimulation of a nociceptor; called also pain sense, algesia, algesthesia, and nociperception …   Medical dictionary

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