paresthesia

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par·es·the·sia

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

[New Latin paraesthēsia : par(a)- + Greek aisthēsis, feeling; see anesthesia.]

par′es·thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.

paresthesia

(ˌpærɛsˈθiːzɪə)
n
(Pathology) pathol the usual US spelling of paraesthesia
paresthetic adj

par•es•the•sia

(ˌpær əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

n.
an abnormal tingling or prickling sensation; pins and needles.
[1855–60]

paresthesia, paraesthesia

any abnormal physical sensation, as itching, a tickling feeling, etc. — paresthetic, paraesthetic, adj.
See also: Body, Human, Perception
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paresthesia - abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
formication - hallucinated sensation that insects or snakes are crawling over the skin; a common side-effect of extensive use of cocaine or amphetamines
Translations

par·es·the·si·a

n. parestesia, sensación de hormigueo o de calambre que se asocia a una lesión de un nervio periférico.

paresthesia

n parestesia
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Q SIX weeks ago I started to get a pins and needles sensation running from above my ear, down my jaw line and neck.
But he is still suffering the effects of playing at the highest level and experiences arthritic pains and pins and needles sensations in his hands and knees as well as pain in his back.