paresthesia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n paresthesia abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n paresthesia See paræsthesia.
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Usage

In literature:

The disturbance of the circulation further leads to numbness, to some anesthesia, and to paresthesia.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
The legs were the seat of a heavy, unwieldy sensation, but there was no numbness or other paresthesia.
"Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:" by Louis Marshall Warfield
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In news:

Paresthesia is noted in the median field of the hand which may be exacerbated by forced pronation .
Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is an entrapment median neuropathy, causing paresthesia, pain, numbness, and other symptoms in the distribution of the median nerve due to its compression at the wrist in the carpal tunnel .
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