allodynia


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allodynia

[‚a·lə′dī·nē·ə]
(medical)
Painful response to a stimulus that does not normally elicit pain.
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The relationship between dorsal horn neurotransmitter content and allodynia in neuropathic rats treated with high-frequency transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation.
Some patients with allodynia--that is pain with light touch on the skin--had a great reduction in their allodynia.
These clients also experience hyperalgesia and allodynia to light touch, pressure, and temperature stimulation.
Vulvar allodynia is a recognized complication of the transvaginal mesh.
Our results also showed that even under the pressure of 10 mmHg or 20 mmHg, the increase of AWR and EMG in NMS rats was significant, indicating NMS had induced not only visceral hypersensitivity, but also allodynia in adulthood.
Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a common rheumatological condition characterized by chronic widespread pain and a reduced pain threshold as well as hyperalgesia and allodynia.
In the presence of these symptoms, sensory abnormalities on physical examination, such as pinprick hyperalgesia and allodynia, can aid the diagnosis.
Namenda, which I consider to be a waste of money in Alzheimer's (its primary indication), can be very effective for nerve pain and allodynia (where normal touch is painful) when other medications are ineffective.
A large body of basic research suggests that a multitude of pathophysiological mechanisms, either alone or in combination, may cause specific sensory signs and symptoms such as burning pain, heat hyperalgesia, or mechanical allodynia [6].
That's because the stepped-care approaches are more likely to lead to sensitization and allodynia.
NGF plays a critical role in hyperalgesia and allodynia as established in animal models.
Fibromyalgia (FM or FMS) is a medical disorder characterized by chronic widespread pain and allodynia (a heightened and painful response to pressure).