Abnormal acuteness of sensitivity to touch, pain, or other sensory stimuli. [hyper- + G. aisthesis, sensation]
- auditory h. SYN: hyperacusis.
- cervical h. the hypersensitivity of teeth in the cervical area due to exposure of the dentin.
- muscular h. sensitiveness of the muscles to pressure.
- olfactory h., h. olfactoria SYN: hyperosmia.
- h. optica extreme sensitivity of the eyes to light. See photophobia, photosensitivity.
- tactile h. SYN: hyperaphia.

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hy·per·es·the·sia or chiefly Brit hy·per·aes·the·sia .hī-pə-res-'thē-zh(ē-)ə n unusual or pathological sensitivity of the skin or of a particular sense to stimulation <tactile \hyperesthesia of the leg>
hy·per·es·thet·ic or chiefly Brit hy·per·aes·thet·ic -'thet-ik adj

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hy·per·es·the·sia (hi″pər-es-theґzhə) [hyper- + esthesia] a dysesthesia consisting of increased sensitivity, particularly a painful sensation from a normally painless touch stimulus. Cf. hyperalgesia. hyperesthetic adj

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  • Hyperesthesia — Hy per*es*the si*a, n. Same as {Hyper[ae]sthesia}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hyperesthesia — [hī΄pəres thē′zhə] n. [ModL: see HYPER & ESTHESIA] an abnormal sensitivity of the skin or some sense organ hyperesthetic [hī΄pəres thet′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Hyperesthesia — Infobox Disease Name = PAGENAME Caption = DiseasesDB = 30788 ICD10 = ICD10|R|20|3|r|20 ICD9 = ICD9|782.0 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D006941 Hyperesthesia (or Hyperaesthesia) is a condition that involves… …   Wikipedia

  • hyperesthesia — US var. of HYPERAESTHESIA. * * * hyperesthesia var. hyperæsthesia …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyperesthesia — also hyperaesthesia noun Etymology: New Latin, from hyper + esthesia (as in anesthesia) Date: circa 1852 unusual or pathological sensitivity of the skin or of a particular sense • hyperesthetic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyperesthesia — hyperesthetic /huy peuhr euhs thet ik/, adj. /huy peuhr euhs thee zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh/, n. Pathol. an abnormally acute sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch; algesia. Also, hyperaesthesia. Cf. hypesthesia. [1840 50; HYPER + ESTHESIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperesthesia — noun Unusual or pathological sensitivity of the skin or of a particular sense. See Also: hypoesthesia …   Wiktionary

  • hyperesthesia — n. extreme sensitivity (to different sensations, such as pain, heat, etc.) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperesthesia — noun US spelling of hyperaesthesia …   English new terms dictionary

  • hyperesthesia — hy·per·es·the·sia …   English syllables

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