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also par·aes·the·sia  (păr′ĭs-thē′zhə)
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.


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


(ˌpær əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

an abnormal tingling or prickling sensation; pins and needles.

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


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


n parestesia
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The first to see me opened his eyes wide in astonishment, and at the same instant I felt the tingling sensation in my finger that denoted the presence of a friend of the ring.
Bumble, who prevented his catching cold, and caused a tingling sensation to pervade his frame, by repeated applications of the cane.
Then he began to feel a curious tingling sensation all over him.
Then again sound, and motion, and touch -- a tingling sensation pervading my frame.
Paresthesia-based therapy provides pain relief with a light tingling sensation while sub-perception therapy works without that sensation.
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Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, swelling in the neck area, pain and stiffness that may radiate from the neck to the shoulders, arms and back, and numbness or a tingling sensation in the neck and back.
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p g m sa Aft t After an initial lull, the heat hit the roof of my mouth with a tingling sensation quickly turning more serious.
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