Algesia


Algesia

Algesia, from the Greek word "algesis", is the sensitivity to pain. The term is sometimes used to refer to hyperalgesia (an extreme sensitivity).

Analgesics, most commonly known as painkillers, are used to reduce the feeling of pain.


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  • algesia — f. neurol. Sensibilidad al dolor. Medical Dictionary. 2011 …   Diccionario médico

  • algesia — s. f. Sensibilidade à dor …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • algesia — algesic /al jee zik, sik/, adj. /al jee zee euh, see euh/, n. Med. sensitivity to pain; hyperesthesia. [ < NL < Gk álges(is) feeling of pain + NL ia IA] * * * …   Universalium

  • algesia — noun sensitivity to pain …   Wiktionary

  • algesia — SYN: algesthesia. [G. algesis, a sense of pain] * * * al·ge·sia al jē zē ə, jē zhə n sensitivity to pain al·ge·sic jē zik, sik adj * * * al·ge·sia (al jeґze ə) 1. nociception. 2. excessive sensitivity to pain, a type of hyperesthesia.… …   Medical dictionary

  • -algesia — ► Elemento sufijal que entra en la formación de palabras con el significado de sensación dolorosa, sufrimiento: analgesia …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • algesia — ► femenino MEDICINA Sensibilidad al dolor …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • algesia — al·ge·sì·a s.f. TS med. sensibilità al dolore Contrari: analgesia. {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1892. ETIMO: der. del gr. álgēsis, der. di álgos dolore , con 1 ia …   Dizionario italiano

  • algesia — pl.f. algesie …   Dizionario dei sinonimi e contrari

  • algesia — n. extreme sensitivity to pain …   English contemporary dictionary