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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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Examples from the Web for paresthesia
Historical Examples
  • The disturbance of the circulation further leads to numbness, to some anesthesia, and to paresthesia.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
  • paresthesia and pain, with disappearance of the pulse, can also be noted.

  • The legs were the seat of a heavy, unwieldy sensation, but there was no numbness or other paresthesia.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension: Louis Marshall Warfield
  • The group of symptoms known as paresthesia are rather common as premonitory symptoms of cerebral apoplexy.

    Psychotherapy James J. Walsh
British Dictionary definitions for paresthesia

paresthesia

/ˌpærɛsˈθiːzɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) the usual US spelling of paraesthesia
Derived Forms
paresthetic (ˌpærɛsˈθɛtɪk) adjective
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paresthesia in Medicine

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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