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allodynia

 [al″o-din´e-ah]
pain produced by a non-noxious stimulus.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

al·lo·dyn·i·a

(al'ō-din'ē-ă),
Condition in which ordinarily nonpainful stimuli elicit pain.
[allo- + G. odynē, pain]
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al·lo·dyn·ia

(al'ō-din'ē-ă)
Condition in which ordinarily nonpainful stimuli evoke pain.
[allo- + G. odynē, pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

allodynia

Pain in response to normally innocuous stimuli. This is the result of molecular or structural changes in nerve cells.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

al·lo·dyn·ia

(al'ō-din'ē-ă)
Pain due to stimulus that does not normally elicit any (e.g., response to percussion of tooth with pulpitis).
[allo- + G. odynē, pain]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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However, the thermal hyperalgesia and tactile allodynia are completely suppressed by repeated intrathecal injection of the TrkB protein, which sequesters endogenous brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) (99).
(8) In the rat, gabapentin was shown to inhibit allodynia in a dose-dependent fashion between 10 mg/kg and 100mg/kg.
Significant reduction in paw withdrawal and cold allodynia thresholds confirms nocifensive behavioural and hyperalgesic effect.
Typically, the pain experienced by patients with CRPS type-1 can be elicited by movements of the involved joints (deep somatic allodynia) even when these joints are not directly involved in the initial inciting injury.21 The spontaneous pain and various forms of allodynia experienced are thought to be generated by processes of peripheral and central sensitization.
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In our previous study, we found that PDE2A was significantly increased in the spinal cord of chronic radiculitis rats and was dramatically inhibited by the PDE2A inhibitor, BAY 60-7550, which decreased the spinal tumor necrosis factor- (TNF-) [alpha], interleukin- (IL-) 1[beta], and IL-6 levels and also alleviated radiculitis and mechanical allodynia in noncompressive lumbar disc herniation (NCLDH) rats [21].
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In a preclinical model of cisplatin-induced peripheral neuropathy, the highly selective HDAC6 inhibitor, ACY-1083, was shown to prevent and reverse pain in response to touch, known as mechanical allodynia.
However, gabapentin can interact with several targets, including the [alpha]2-[delta] subunit of voltage-activated calcium channels [9] and the L-amino acid transporters (LAT-1 and LAT-2; [10]) and has been shown to reduce spinal microglial activation and allodynia in rats with experimental diabetes [11,12].