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Variant of paresthesia.


(ˌpærɛsˈθiːzɪə) or


(Pathology) pathol an abnormal or inappropriate sensation in an organ, part, or area of the skin, as of burning, prickling, tingling, etc
paraesthetic, paresthetic adj

paresthesia, paraesthesia

any abnormal physical sensation, as itching, a tickling feeling, etc. — paresthetic, paraesthetic, adj.
See also: Body, Human, Perception
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paraesthesia - 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
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USPI/SmPC version - includes "Very Common" and "Common" AEs from SmPC: Most common adverse reactions include: nasopharyngitis, headache, arthralgia, nausea, pyrexia, upper respiratory tract infection, Gastroenteritis, Pharyngitis, nasal congestion, fatigue, cough, bronchitis, influenza, back pain, rash, pruritus, sinusitis, paraesthesia, hypertension, anal abscess, anal fissure, dyspepsia, constipation, abdominal distension, flatulence, haemorrhoids, eczema, erythema, night sweats, acne, muscle spasms, muscular weakness, oropharyngeal pain, and pain in extremities.
PINS AND NEEDLES THAT uncomfortable tingling sensation - technically known as paraesthesia - is caused by a lack of blood supply to, and pressure on, the nerves.
Other common adverse reactions (>1% - <10%) are depression, confusional state, insomnia, balance disorder, coordination abnormal, memory impairment, cognitive disorder, somnolence, tremor, nystagmus, hypoesthesia, dysarthria, disturbance in attention, paraesthesia, vision blurred, vertigo, tinnitus, vomiting, constipation, flatulence, dyspepsia, dry mouth, diarrhoea, pruritus, rash, muscle spasms, gait disturbance, asthenia, fatigue, irritability, feeling drunk, injection site pain or discomfort (local adverse events associated with intravenous administration), irritation (local adverse events associated with intravenous administration), fall, and skin laceration, contusion.
Its injury during surgery leads to paraesthesia formation in middle and ring fingers.
Common early symptoms include visual disturbances, facial pain or trigeminal neuralgia, and paraesthesia or numbness of feet, legs, hands and arms.
Eight cases presented asymptomatically at the time of diagnosis, 4 had hypertension, and 1 other in addition to this case presented with dyspnea accompanied with chest pain, paraesthesia, and palpitations.
Peripheral neuropathy is the most common side-effect with numbness and paraesthesia of the fingers and toes.
Mad honey poisoning generally lasts no more than 24 hours, with symptoms of the mild form including dizziness, weakness, nausea, vomiting, excessive perspiration, hypersalivation and paraesthesia.
These include the presence of any one or more of the following 6 'Ps': pain, paraesthesia (or anaesthesia), paresis (or paralysis), pallor, pulselessness, and poikilothermia ('perishing with the cold').
A right-handed 37-year-old man presented with paraesthesia and altered sensation on the volar aspect of his left ring and little fingers.
Mild symptoms include; intermittent paraesthesia (numbness and pins and needles), often felt only scarcely at night.