Definition of hyperalgesia in English:

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hyperalgesia

Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəralˈdʒiːzɪə/

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Abnormally heightened sensitivity to pain.
Example sentences
  • 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
Example sentences
  • 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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