paraesthesia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paraesthesia abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Paraesthesia par-es-thē′si-a abnormal sensation.
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. para, beyond, aisthēsis, sensation.

Usage

In literature:

Irritation or destruction of the sensory centres may also exist, giving rise to areas of paraesthesia and anaesthesia.
"Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition." by Alexander Miles
Haec paraesthesia sexualis et aliae perversitates ex excessu venereo deveniunt et impotentiam gignunt.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
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In news:

In March, 2010, a previously well 74-year-old man presented to his local hospital, with a history of three episodes of paraesthesia over 2 days.
A 27-year-old male presented with recurrent headaches, left hemicorporeal paraesthesiae, and ataxia with paresis in the left leg.
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