allodynia

noun al·lo·dyn·ia \ ˌa-lō-ˈdi-nē-ə \

Definition of allodynia

: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

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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


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allodynia

noun al·lo·dyn·ia \ ˌal-ə-ˈdin-ē-ə \

medical Definition of allodynia

: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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