hyperpathia


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hy·per·path·i·a

(hī'pĕr-path'ē-ă),
Excessive sensitivity and a raised threshold to painful stimuli.
[hyper- + G. pathos, suffering]

hyperpathia

(hī″pĕr-păth′ē-ă) [″ + pathos, disease, suffering]
Hypersensitivity to sensory stimuli. Includes hyperesthesia, allodynia, and hyperalgesia.

hyperpathia

abnormally exaggerated subjective response to painful stimuli.

hyperpathia test
pressure over the transverse processes or dorsal spinous processes of the lumbar and thoracic vertebrae will cause tensing of the abdominal muscles at the level of a spinal cord lesion.
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