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algesthesia (s) (noun)
, algesthesias (pl)
The sensibility to pain or the perception of pain; any painful sensation: When Dr. Smith administered a series of pinpricks, Susan experienced algesthesia
which was what the doctor was hoping to see.
The prevalence of pain disorders are twice as high in women as in men; when the peak of onset is in the fourth and fifth decades.
The most common sites of pain are the lower back, the head, the face, and the pelvis. It is estimated that low back pain disables seven million Americans and accounts for more than eight million physician office visits each year.
Man endures pain as an undeserved punishment; a woman accepts it as a natural heritage.
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aesth-, esth-, aesthe-, esthe-, aesthesio-, esthesio-, aesthesia-, -esthesia, -aesthetic, -esthetic, -aesthetical, -esthetical, -aesthetically, -esthetically
algesi-, alge-, alges-, algesio-, algi-, algio-, -algesia, -algesic, -algetic, -algic, -algia, -algy