hyperpathia

noun
hy·​per·​path·​ia | \ -ˈpath-ē-ə How to pronounce hyperpathia (audio) \

Medical Definition of hyperpathia

1 : disagreeable or painful sensation in response to a normally innocuous stimulus (as touch)
2 : a condition in which the sensations of hyperpathia occur

Other Words from hyperpathia

hyperpathic \ -​ˈpath-​ik How to pronounce hyperpathia (audio) \ adjective

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“Hyperpathia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hyperpathia. Accessed 23 Oct. 2021.

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