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paresthesia

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noun par·es·the·sia \ˌpar-əs-ˈthē-zhə\

Definition of paresthesia

  1. :  a sensation of pricking, tingling, or creeping on the skin that has no objective cause

par·es·thet·ic play \-ˈthe-tik\ adjective


Origin of paresthesia

New Latin, from para- + -esthesia (as in anesthesia)


First Known Use: circa 1860


Medical Dictionary

paresthesia

noun par·es·the·sia

Medical Definition of paresthesia

  1. :  a sensation of pricking, tingling, or creeping on the skin having no objective cause and usually associated with injury or irritation of a sensory nerve or nerve root

  2. par·es·thet·ic or chiefly British par·aes·thet·ic \-ˈthet-ik\play adjective



Variants of paresthesia

or chiefly British par·aes·the·sia \ˌpar-es-ˈthē- zh(ē-)ə\play

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