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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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Due to pathologic changes involving nerves in the oral cavity, diabetic neuropathy may result in oral paresthesia, pain, and burning mouth symptoms.
Common adverse reactions (incidence of greater than or equal to 1 per cent) from the B-LONG study were headache and oral paresthesia (an abnormal sensation in the mouth).
In addition to these, oral complications and manifestations in the form of gingivitis, periodontitis, xerostomia, opportunistic infections, greater accumulation of plaque, delayed wound healing, oral paresthesia, and altered taste and candidiasis are also becoming the emerging problem in dental health sector and has a very important impact on the social and economical sectors of the country.