Algesia



sensitivity to pain; hyperesthesia.
noun
(physiol) the capacity to feel pain

algesia al·ge·si·a (āl-jē’zē-ə, -zhə)
n.
Hypersensitivity to pain. Also called algesthesia.

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  • Algesic

    sensitivity to pain; hyperesthesia. noun (physiol) the capacity to feel pain algesic al·ge·sic (āl-jē’zĭk, -sĭk) adj. Relating to hypersensitivity to pain. Relating to or causing pain. algesia al·ge·si·a (āl-jē’zē-ə, -zhə) n. Hypersensitivity to pain. Also called algesthesia.

  • Algesidystrophy

    algesidystrophy algesidystrophy al·ge·si·dys·tro·phy (āl-jē’zĭ-dĭs’trə-fē, -sĭ-) n. See algodystrophy.



  • Algesimeter

    an instrument for determining the sensitiveness of the skin to a painful stimulus.

  • Algesiogenic

    algesiogenic algesiogenic al·ge·si·o·gen·ic (āl-jē’zē-ə-jěn’ĭk) adj. Producing pain. Also called algogenic.



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