hyperalgesia

noun
hy·per·al·ge·sia | \ˌhī-pə-ral-ˈjē-zhə, -z(h)ē-ə \

Medical Definition of hyperalgesia 

: increased sensitivity to pain or enhanced intensity of pain sensation

Learn More about hyperalgesia

Share hyperalgesia

Comments on hyperalgesia

What made you want to look up hyperalgesia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

required by fashion, etiquette, or custom

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!