hypesthesia

Diminished sensitivity to stimulation. SYN: hypoesthesia. [G. hypo, under, + aisthesis, feeling]
- olfactory h. SYN: hyposmia.

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hyp·es·the·sia .hī-pes-'thē-zh(ē-)ə, .hip-es- or hy·po·es·the·sia .hī-pō-es- or Brit hyp·aes·the·sia or hy·po·aes·the·sia n impaired or decreased tactile sensibility
hyp·es·thet·ic or hy·po·es·thet·ic -'thet-ik or Brit hyp·aes·thet·ic or hy·po·aes·thet·ic adj

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hyp·es·the·sia (hīp″es-theґzhə) hypoesthesia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • hypesthesia — hypesthesic /hip euhs thee zik, sik, huy peuhs /, adj. /hip euhs thee zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh, huy peuhs /, n. Pathol. an abnormally weak sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch. Also, hypaesthesia, hypoesthesia. Cf. hyperesthesia. [HYP + ESTHESIA]… …   Universalium

  • hypesthesia — n. decreased sensitivity to pain and touch (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypesthesia — noun US spelling of hypaesthesia …   English new terms dictionary

  • hypesthesia — hyp·es·the·sia …   English syllables

  • hypesthesia — hyp•es•the•sia [[t]ˌhɪp əsˈθi ʒə, ʒi ə, zi ə, ˌhaɪ pəs [/t]] n. pat an abnormally weak sense of pain, heat, cold, or touch (opposed to hyperesthesia) • Etymology: 1885–95; hyp +esthesia hyp es•the′sic ˈθi zɪk, sɪk adj …   From formal English to slang

  • hypesthesia — /haɪpəsˈθiʒə/ (say huypuhs theezhuh) noun Chiefly US → hypaesthesia. –hypesthesic, adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • hypesthesia — noun impairment of tactile sensitivity; decrease of sensitivity • Syn: ↑hypoesthesia • Hypernyms: ↑disability, ↑disablement, ↑handicap, ↑impairment …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypoesthesia — SYN: hypesthesia. * * * hypoesthesia, hypoesthetic var of HYPESTHESIA, HYPESTHETIC * * * hy·po·es·the·sia (hi″po es theґzhə) [hypo + esthesia] a dysesthesia consisting of abnormally decreased sensitivity, particularly to touch. Called… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypoesthesia — noun impairment of tactile sensitivity; decrease of sensitivity • Syn: ↑hypesthesia • Hypernyms: ↑disability, ↑disablement, ↑handicap, ↑impairment * * * /huy poh es thee zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh/, n. hypesthesia. [HYPO + E …   Useful english dictionary

  • hyp- — see hypo * * * var. of hypo before a vowel: hypalgesia. * * * hyp «hihp», noun. Archaic. low spirits; depression: »Belmont was a melancholy place, and I was dying there of hyp! (R. P. Ward). ╂[short for hy …   Useful english dictionary

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