algesia


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algesia

[al′jēz·ē·ə]
(physiology)
Sensitivity to pain.
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Kulkarni, "Evidence for serotonergic modulation of progesterone-induced hyperphagia, depression and algesia in female mice," Brain Research, vol.
DISCUSSION: Algesia or pain is an ill-defined, unpleasant bodily sensation, evoked by an external or internal stimulus.
Basal algesia was assessed right before saline or WSE pre-treatment (baseline).
The extract showed pain inhibitory activity in hot-plate test which represents centrally acting algesia by inducing thermal pain stimulus through changes in spinal cord level [31].