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Introduction: Hyperalgesia

Description of Hyperalgesia

Hyperalgesia: Severe pain sensitivity. Also called hyperalgia.

Hyperalgesia: Increased sensitivity to cutaneous stimulation due to a diminished threshold or an increased response to stimuli.
Source: Diseases Database

Hyperalgesia: excessive sensitivity to painful stimuli.
Source: CRISP

Hyperalgesia: An increased sensation to painful stimuli that may follow damage to soft tissue containing NOCICEPTORS or injury to a peripheral nerve. Hyperalgesia can occur both at the site of tissue damage (primary hyperalgesia) and in the surrounding undamaged areas (secondary hyperalgesia). (Kandel et al., Principles of Neural Science, 3d ed, p386).
Source: MeSH 2007

Hyperalgesia: Related Topics

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Hyperalgesia as a Symptom

Hyperalgesia (symptom): hyperalgesia is an increased sensitivity to pain...more »

Hyperalgesia (symptom): See Hyperalgesia (symptom information).

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Terms Similar to Hyperalgesia:

Source: Diseases Database

  • Hyperalgesia, Tactile
  • Hyperalgesia, Thermal

Source - MeSH 2007

Broader terms for Hyperalgesia

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - CRISP

The term Hyperalgesia can be used for:

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Hyperalgesia

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