Glossary D

D

Deafferentation pain

Pain due to a lesion or dysfunction in the nervous system resulting from loss of sensory input into the central nervous system (CNS). This can occur with peripheral nerve lesions, such as brachial plexus avulsion, or in association with pathology in the CNS.

Dysesthesia

An unpleasant abnormal sensation, whether spontaneous or evoked; impairment of sensation, especially touch.