from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Variant of hyperesthesia.
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- n. Alternative spelling of hyperesthesia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A state of exalted or morbidly increased sensibility of the body, or of a part of it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, excessive sensibility; exalted sensation. Also hyperesthesia, hyperæsthesis, hyperesthesis.
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There is another symptom, hyperaesthesia of the eye, which Binet and Féré omit; this is extremely rare among men, and with women results from local affection.
But hyperaesthesia sometimes spreads to the upper cheek.
The hyperaesthesia spreads in a slight degree round the eye.
The chill and the hyperaesthesia of the eyes can be so severe that a doctor or an oculist would be consulted.
Dyspepsia, hyperaesthesia of the intestinal tract, viscero-motor atonies and spasms, and anomalies of the secretions, whether specific like that of the gastric juice or indifferent like that of the nasal, pharyngeal, gastric, and intestinal mucus, are all of common occurrence.
Only by lowering the excitability of the nervous system, by occupying the mind and giving strength to the child's powers of control can we effectively combat the hyperaesthesia.
Hence bromide of potassium -- or bromide of sodium, which is possibly somewhat safer still though not quite so certain in its action -- is used as a hypnotic, as the standard anaphrodisiac, as a sedative in mania and all forms of morbid mental excitement, and in hyperaesthesia of all kinds.
This in connection with the pack may in many cases wisely be continued throughout the whole progress of the case, and often hastens the restoration of general nervous equilibrium by many days, removing to a very pereptible degree that _hyperaesthesia_, that exaggerated sensation of all the natural processes normally unconscious, which continues to rob the sufferer of sleep long after acute pain is lulled.
The reaction from the battle-field produced a condition of hyperaesthesia in which all the theatrical values were altered.
I should not have kept my own (as far as I did keep it) if I had not at once understood that as a scribe and speaker I too was under the most serious public obligation to keep my grip on realities; but this did not save me from a considerable degree of hyperaesthesia.