paresthesia

noun par·es·the·sia \ ˌper-əs-ˈthē-zhə , ˌpa-rəs- \
Updated on: 19 May 2018

Definition of paresthesia

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

paresthetic

play \ˌper-əs-ˈthe-tik, ˌpa-rəs-\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of paresthesia

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


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paresthesia

noun par·es·the·sia
variants: or chiefly British paraesthesia play \ˌpar-es-ˈthē- zh(ē-)ə\

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

paresthetic

or chiefly British paraesthetic play \-ˈthet-ik\ adjective

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