Meaning of hyperaesthesia in English:

hyperaesthesia

noun

mass nounMedicine
  • Excessive physical sensitivity, especially of the skin.

    ‘Areas of hyperesthesia should be noted and a search made for herniae.’
    • ‘Pain and hyperesthesia induce reflex muscle spasms, which leads to voluntary guarding.’
    • ‘A few hours later the familiar scalp hyperaesthesia started.’
    • ‘They were exquisitely tender and there was adjacent hyperaesthesia.’
    • ‘She has an area of hyperesthesia, which has made it difficult for her to tolerate any direct pressure to the region, be it clothing, chairs, etc.’

Pronunciation

hyperaesthesia

/ˌhʌɪpəriːsˈθiːzɪə/ /ˌhʌɪpərɛsˈθiːzɪə/

Origin

Mid 19th century from hyper-‘above normal’ + Greek aisthēsis ‘sensation’.