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hyperpathia

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noun hy·per·path·ia \-ˈpath-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of hyperpathia

  1. 1:  disagreeable or painful sensation in response to a normally innocuous stimulus (as touch)

  2. 2:  a condition in which the sensations of hyperpathia occur

hyperpathic

\-ˈpath-ik\play adjective



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