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Pain Management Term

Barry University Nurse Anesthesia

allodynia perception of an ordinarily nonnoxious stimulus as pain
analgesia absence of pain perception
anesthesia dolorosa pain in an area that lacks sensation
dysesthesia unpleasant or abnormal sensation with or without a stimulus
hypalgesia (hypoalgesia) diminished response to noxious stimulation (e.g pinprick)
hyperalgesia increased response to noxious stimulation
hyperpathia presence of hyperesthesia, allodynia, and hyperalgesia usually associated with overreaction, and persistence of the sensation after the stimulus.
hypesthesia (hypoesthesia) reduced cutaneous sensation (eg. light touch, pressure, or temperature)
neuralgia pain in the distribution of a nerve or a group of nerves
paresthesia abnormal sensation perceived without an apparent stimulus
radiculopathy functional abnormality of one or more nerve roots
hyperesthesia increased response to mild stimulation.
anesthesia absence of all sensation
Created by: blue42