Definition of Thermalgesia
1. Noun. Pain caused by heat.
Medical Definition of Thermalgesia
1. High sensibility to heat; pain caused by a slight degree of heat. Synonym: thermoalgesia. Origin: therm-+ G. Algesis, sense of pain (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Thermalgesia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1907)
"... or exposure to heat or cold (thermalgesia). Hyperaesthesia of the temperature sense alone is shown especially in excessive sensitiveness to cold. ..."
2. The Principles and Practice of Dermatology: Designed for Students and by William Allen Pusey (1911)
"... or it may be so acute as to cause extreme pain from the slightest contact (hyperalgesia) or exposure to heat or cold (thermalgesia). ..."
3. Diseases of the skin: Inluding the Acute Eruptive Fevers by Frank Crozer Knowles (1914)
"... to heat or cold (thermalgesia), or so severe as to cause external pain from the slightest touch (hyperalgesia). Hyperesthesia may be symptomatic or ..."
4. Vocabulary Studies by Fred M. Gerlach (1917)
"thermalgesia Thorax (a) In Oxford, a beginning Latin course. (b) The part of the body between the neck and the abdomen. (c) A disease common among sheep (d) ..."