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Variant of paresthesia.
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(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
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paresthesia, paraesthesia

any abnormal physical sensation, as itching, a tickling feeling, etc. — paresthetic, paraesthetic, adj.
See also: Body, Human, Perception
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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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The clinical features include pain and paraesthesias in the thumb, radial three and half fingers which exacerbate at night.
Manipulation of the mass can produce paraesthesias or "shocks" in the distribution of the affected nerve, and this can be an important aid to diagnosis.
The usual presentation is that of paraesthesias affecting the thumb and the first two and a half fingers while some patients may complain of paraesthesias affecting the whole hand or pain radiating up the arm to the shoulder.
MSL patients also commonly suffer from various neuropathies, especially paraesthesias and autonomic neuropathy.
Her symptoms dated back 2 years prior to presentation, with mild headaches, nuchalgia and burning paraesthesias in both arms--right more than left--with no associated dermatome.
Table Symptoms of venlafaxine discontinuation syndrome (a) Psychological Agitation Anorexia Anxiety Confusion Dysphoric mood Hypomania Insomnia Nightmares Neurologic Dizziness and vertigo Fasciculation Fatigue, headache Impaired coordination and balance Paraesthesias and sensory disturbances Somnolence Tremor Physical Dry mouth Flu-like symptoms Nausea Vomiting and diarrhea (a) Not an exhaustive list Source: Reference 1
In our country, hypothyroidism is more prevalent and incidence of hypothyroidism is twice to that of hyperthyroidism.1 Hypothyroidism is associated goiter, ataxia, weight gain, slow reflexes, bradycardia, myxedema, dry scaly skin, fatigue, lethargy, weakness, brittle nails, cold intolerance, hair loss, constipation, decreased sweating, paraesthesias and hoarseness.
Functional popliteal entrapment refers to neuromuscular claudication with lower extremity paraesthesias due to repetitive overuse or injury that causes neuromuscular irritation.
Outcomes included oedema, venous ulcers, trophic disorders, subjective symptoms (pain, cramps, restless legs, itching, heaviness, swelling and paraesthesias), global assessment measures and side effects.
Non-skin symptoms related to GDS Abdominal pain Nausea -emesis Diarrhea Weight loss Headache Visual alterations Fever Myalgias Arthralgias Paraesthesias Haematuria, Menometrorrhagia, gingivorrhagia, Haematemesis Nephropathy by immune-complexes Vasomotor symptoms including syncope Vertigo
We believe hypocalcaemia contributed to impaired neuromuscular function because of decreased presynaptic release of acetylcholine, although other manifestations such as prolonged QT interval, ventricular fibrillation, refractory hypotension, paraesthesias, Chvostek's sign and Trousseau's sign(2) were absent.