allodynia

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noun al·lo·dyn·ia \ˌa-lō-ˈdi-nē-ə\

Definition of allodynia

  1. :  pain resulting from a stimulus (such as a light touch of the skin) which would not normally provoke pain; also :  a condition marked by such pain

Origin and Etymology of allodynia

all- + -odynia “pain,” borrowed from Greek -ōdynia (as in anōdynía “freedom from pain”), from odýnē “pain, torment” + -ia 1-ia — more at 1anodyne


First Known Use: circa 1979


Medical Dictionary

allodynia

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noun al·lo·dyn·ia \ˌal-ə-ˈdin-ē-ə\

Medical Definition of allodynia

  1. :  pain resulting from a stimulus (as a light touch of the skin) which would not normally provoke pain; also :  a condition marked by allodynia


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