Definition of hypesthesia in English:

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hypesthesia

Pronunciation: /ˌhipəsˈTHēZHə/ /ˌhīpəs-/
(British hypaesthesia)

noun

A diminished capacity for physical sensation, especially of the skin.
Example sentences
  • Individuals with autonomic neuropathy also may experience paresthesia, allodynia and hypesthesia.
  • Typical symptoms are pain, paresthesia, hypesthesia, or numbness in the median nerve distribution of the hand.
  • Axillary nerve injury is most common and is associated with decreased active contraction of the deltoid muscle and hypesthesia over deltoid.

Derivatives

hypesthetic

Pronunciation: /-ˈTHetik/
adjective
Example sentences
  • The next day she was unable to overhand serve and the following day she awoke with a swollen, discolored, hypesthetic right upper extremity.
  • The [petitioner] is hypesthetic on the dorsal aspect of the small finger and the ulnar half of the ring finger.
  • If the corneal sensitivity gets to the point where the patient becomes hypesthetic, a neurotrophic ulcer develops.

Origin

Late 19th century: from hypo- 'below' + Greek aisthēsis 'sensation'.

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