hyperesthesia

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hyperesthesia

[‚hī·pər·əs′thē·zhə]
(physiology)
Increased sensitivity or sensation.
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Although some authors recommend that crushed ice be applied to the sting site, most patients will not allow this due to local hyperaesthesia.
Sensory symptoms vary from patient to patient but common complaints are numbness, paraesthesiae, hyperaesthesia, tingling and pain beginning in the toes and soles of the feet and progressing over months or years to involve the whole foot, ankle and lower shins.
They commonly experience hyperaesthesia of the senses--noise sensitivity is particularly pronounced.
Factor analysis showed that there is an underlying factor for nine variables (Thalbourne, 1998: paranormal belief/experience, mystical experience, creative personality, magical ideation, manic experience, absorption, fantasy-proneness, hyperaesthesia, and positive attitude toward dream interpretation, though it is important to acknowledge that the variables are different from each other in various ways as well).
Hypoaesthesia for pinprick and tactile sense occurred more commonly than hyperaesthesia.
For example, he expected that the same person would experience various subliminal phenomena, some of which "are to be referred to hyperaesthesia and some to telaesthesia, or to telepathy from the living or from the dead" (Vol.
This has an insidious onset, with most patients describing symptoms of burning pain, stabbing, shooting pain, hyperaesthesia or paraesthesiae.
These include general religiosity, frequency of dream interpretation, attitude toward dream interpretation, schizotypal personality, fantasy proneness, absorption, and hyperaesthesia.
In that study, the Perceptual Aberration Scale and the MMPI Schizophrenia scale were used, and between the two of them five items were relevant to hyperaesthesia; these were examined individually and added to form an ad hoc Hyperaesthesia scale (Cronbach's [Alpha] = .