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Variant of paresthesia.


(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

paresthesia, paraesthesia

any abnormal physical sensation, as itching, a tickling feeling, etc. — paresthetic, paraesthetic, adj.
See also: Body, Human, Perception
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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Innovation in the design of spinal cord stimulators for control of chronic pain syndromes includes wireless devices to eliminate surgical implantation of the battery and devices with high-frequency conduction to reduce paresthesias, according to an update at the Pain Care for Primary Care.
Clinical symptoms include features of CTS and sensory paresthesias in the palm and distal forearm in the distribution of the palmar cutaneous branch of the median nerve.
On November 3, 2014, the Florida Department of Health in Orange County (DOH-Orange) received a report through the DOH online foodborne illness complaint system from a person (patient A) describing paresthesias and numbness that suggested CFP, which had occurred on October 31, the day after eating two fish meals.
During the follow-up, 7 (23%) patients complained of backache and 2(6%) of paresthesias.
Exact nerve localization on identification of motor response with nerve locator can allow higher success rate of block as compared to elicitation of paresthesias.
He said vitamins are important for body functions and their deficiency may cause anorexia, muscle cramps, paresthesias, irritability, anaemia, mouth soreness, skin problems, bone weakness and night blindness.
Other side effects to watch for include hypertension, paresthesias, and gastrointestinal intolerance.
P patients who complain of unpleasant paresthesias present a challenge to psychiatrists who need to differentiate between what could be psychotropic side effects from restless legs syndrome (RLS).
Other clinical features include secondary motor symptoms (eg, hypomimia, dysarthria, dysphagia, sialorrhoea, micrographia, shuffling gait, festination, freezing, dystonia, glabellar reflexes), non-motor symptoms (eg, autonomic dysfunction, cognitive/neurobehavioral abnormalities, sleep disorders and sensory abnormalities such as anosmia, paresthesias and pain).
Comment: Complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is a chronic condition characterized by pain, edema, skin discoloration, weakness, muscle spasm, paresthesias, and other symptoms.
Eight case-patients (36%) reported paresthesias and 7 (32%) had neuropathic pain during or after meningitis (Table 2).
They may also have paresthesias and transient muscle weakness in that arm, most commonly affecting the deltoid.