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algesthesia

Pronunciation: al-jes-thē′zē-ă

Definition:

  1. The appreciation of pain.
  2. Hypersensitivity to pain.

Synonym(s): algesia, algesthesis

[G. algos, pain, + aisthēsis, sensation]

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