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 (hī′pō-ĭs-thē′zhə) also hy·pes·the·sia (hī′pĭs-)
Partial loss of sensation; diminished sensibility.
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Noun1.hypoesthesia - impairment of tactile sensitivity; decrease of sensitivity
disability, disablement, handicap, impairment - the condition of being unable to perform as a consequence of physical or mental unfitness; "reading disability"; "hearing impairment"
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Further physical examination exhibited bilateral papilledema together with left-sided hemiparesis and hypoesthesia.
She had also hypoesthesia at the dorsum of the left foot.
For known VIMPAT AEs (oral hypoesthesia, dizziness, abnormal dreams, and euphoria), incidences were comparable or lower for 600 mg ADS-4101 versus 400 mg VIMPAT, and the number of subjects with these AEs were small ( Syndigate.
There was hypoesthesia to light touch and temperature over the malar and submental plaques.
Since pain and hypoesthesia are not common, the lesions may reach a considerable size before patient perceives its existence and seeks treatment.
The predominant manifestation of trigeminal nerve affection were mainly sensory manifestations in the form of hypoesthesia of face in 3 patients, anaesthesia of face in 3 patients, and loss of corneal reflexes in 6 patients.
Hypoesthesia or hypoalgesia in the affected trigeminal region always indicates axonal damage and therefore trigeminal neuropathy, while hyperalgesia in the painful region should not immediately lead to the diagnosis of trigeminal neuropathy because it may reflect increased attention to the painful side (4).
Strength was completely absent in both lower extremities, though 3/5 in both upper extremities, with hypoesthesia below the nipple line.
He also had mid-systolic click murmur through heart auscultation, bilateral clear breathing sounds, and diminished pulse of the bilateral femoral artery, hypoesthesia below the T3 dermatome, poor joint position but no rigidity or spasticity.
Resection Herpes 1994 F 66 Hypoesthesia T1-T12 T2-T4 Total Fouladi 2001 M 12 Headache -- Total Nakamura 2006 F 33 Hypoesthesia C5-T1 Total Simal 2010 F 60 Paresis C4-C5 Total Gill 2010 F 23 Paraplegia T11-L2 Subtotal Das 2014 M 15 Pain, paresis C5-C6 Subtotal Our report M 30 Pain, paresis T8-T9 Total Case Adyuvantra- Recurrence Outcome dio ther.
7% (36/93) experienced oral hypoesthesia, as did 36% (18/50) of the 5.