hyperalgesia

noun
hy·​per·​al·​ge·​sia | \ ˌhī-pə-ral-ˈjē-zhə, -z(h)ē-ə How to pronounce hyperalgesia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperalgesia

: increased sensitivity to pain or enhanced intensity of pain sensation

Other Words from hyperalgesia

hyperalgesic \ -​ˈjē-​zik, -​sik How to pronounce hyperalgesic (audio) \ adjective

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