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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.
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(Pathology) pathol the usual US spelling of paraesthesia
paresthetic adj
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(ˌpær əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə)

an abnormal tingling or prickling sensation; pins and needles.
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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.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
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n. parestesia, sensación de hormigueo o de calambre que se asocia a una lesión de un nervio periférico.
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n parestesia
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No paresthesia was seen during the early and late postoperative period.
The TEAEs found in greater than 25% of pts were dizziness, dysgeusia, dyspnea, fatigue, constipation, paresthesia and anemia.
The repetitive cutting motion, physical demands, and staring down at a cutting board each day produced paresthesia in my back and right arm.
The sociodemographic characteristics were analyzed as follows: sex and age, and the most frequent oral and maxillofacial pathologies were related to each of these characteristics, with the location and the presence or absence of paresthesia and pain.
On March 21, 2016, the patient started experiencing paresthesia on the palms of both hands, and over the following days, it progressively spread to the soles of the feet, forearms, and legs in a symmetrical pattern.
What's more, the reviewers found evidence from several studies that MeCbl can help relieve pain associated with diabetic neuropathy, including paresthesia, burning pains, heaviness, and spontaneous pain.
Postoperatively, the patient developed paresthesia and numbness in the first three fingers of her right hand.
The researchers found that 8.2 percent of patients reported treatment-emergent adverse events (TEAEs), the most common were application site dermatitis, paresthesia, pain, and pruritus.
A 53-year-old male presented with an acute neurological illness characterized by paresthesia and weakness of both lower limbs of six-days duration.
Neurostimulation therapy (also known as spinal cord stimulation, or SCS) involves application of low voltage electricity to nerves in the spine via a neurostim implant or instrument in order to restrict pain signals to the brain, often replacing them with a tingling sensation (paresthesia).