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.

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