photesthesia

Perception of light. [photo- + G. aisthesis, sensation]

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Photosensitivity — In medicine, increased sensitivity of the skin to light and other sources of UV. Photosensitivity commonly causes reddening and blistering of the skin with exposure to sunlight and, in time, it heightens the risk of skin cancer. A number of… …   Medical dictionary

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