Allodynia refers to pain due to a stimulus which does not normally provoke pain. Temperature or physical stimuli can provoke allodynia, and it often occurs after injury to a site.
The word allodynia is derived from the Greek words άλλος (állos) meaning "other" and οδύνη (odýni) meaning "pain".
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