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paresthesia

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

Definition of PARESTHESIA

:  a sensation of pricking, tingling, or creeping on the skin that has no objective cause
par·es·thet·ic \-ˈthe-tik\ adjective

Origin of PARESTHESIA

New Latin, from para- + -esthesia (as in anesthesia)
First Known Use: circa 1860

paresthesia

noun par·es·the·sia   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PARESTHESIA

:  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
par·es·thet·ic or chiefly British par·aes·thet·ic \-ˈthet-ik\ adjective

Variants of PARESTHESIA

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

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