Allodynia

Last revised by Dr Maxime St-Amant on 16 Apr 2018

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.

Etymology

The word allodynia is derived from the Greek words άλλος (állos) meaning "other" and οδύνη (odýni) meaning "pain".

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