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paraesthesia

[par-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌpær əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Pathology
Related forms
paraesthetic
[par-uh s-thet-ik] /ˌpær əsˈθɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective

paresthesia

or paraesthesia

[par-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh] /ˌpær əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə/
noun, Pathology
1.
an abnormal sensation, as prickling, itching, etc.
Origin of paresthesia
1855-1860
1855-60; < New Latin; see par-, esthesia
Related forms
paresthetic
[par-is-thet-ik] /ˌpær ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for paraesthesia

paraesthesia

/ˌpærɛsˈθiːzɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) an abnormal or inappropriate sensation in an organ, part, or area of the skin, as of burning, prickling, tingling, etc
Derived Forms
paraesthetic, (US) paresthetic (ˌpærɛsˈθɛtɪk) adjective

paresthesia

/ˌpærɛsˈθiːzɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) the usual US spelling of paraesthesia
Derived Forms
paresthetic (ˌpærɛsˈθɛtɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for paraesthesia
n.

also paresthesia, 1835, from para- (here "disordered") + Greek aisthesis "perception" (see anaesthesia).

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paraesthesia in Medicine

paraesthesia par·aes·the·sia (pār'ĭs-thē'zhə)
n.
Variant of paresthesia.

paresthesia par·es·the·sia or par·aes·the·sia (pār'ĭs-thē'zhə)
n.
A skin sensation, such as burning, prickling, itching, or tingling, with no apparent physical cause.


par'es·thet'ic (-thět'ĭk) adj.
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