Definition of hyperalgesia in English:

hyperalgesia

Line breaks: hyper|alge¦sia
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəralˈdʒiːzɪə
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Abnormally heightened sensitivity to pain.
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    • These mediators and the related tissue injury prolong pain and hyperalgesia.
    • They also act as mediators of inflammatory hyperalgesia.
    • The mechanism for the pain may involve the development of an area of hyperalgesia as a result of myofascial stretch injury.

Derivatives

hyperalgesic

adjective
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  • One hypothesis is that both the hyperalgesic and analgesic actions of isoflurane require noradrenergic pain pathways.
  • Of particular interest to us recently have been the mechanisms by which these direct hyperalgesic mediators affect primary afferents to lower threshold.
  • When H - 8, a protein kinase G inhibitor, was injected 90 minutes after PGE2, however, the hyperalgesic duration was reduced.

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