paraesthesia

[ par-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌpær əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun Pathology.

Related formspar·aes·thet·ic [par-uh s-thet-ik] /ˌpær əsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective

Definition for paraesthesia (2 of 2)

paresthesia

or par·aes·the·sia

[ par-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh ]
/ ˌpær əsˈθi ʒə, -ʒi ə, -zi ə /

noun Pathology.

an abnormal sensation, as prickling, itching, etc.

Origin of paresthesia

From New Latin, dating back to 1855–60; see origin at par-, esthesia
Related formspar·es·thet·ic [par-is-thet-ik] /ˌpær ɪsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for paraesthesia (1 of 2)

paraesthesia

US paresthesia

/ (ˌpærɛsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

pathol an abnormal or inappropriate sensation in an organ, part, or area of the skin, as of burning, prickling, tingling, etc
Derived Formsparaesthetic or US paresthetic (ˌpærɛsˈθɛtɪk), adjective

British Dictionary definitions for paraesthesia (2 of 2)

paresthesia

/ (ˌpærɛsˈθiːzɪə) /

noun

pathol the usual US spelling of paraesthesia
Derived Formsparesthetic (ˌpærɛsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for paraesthesia

paraesthesia


n.

also paresthesia, 1835, from para- (here "disordered") + Greek aisthesis "perception" (see anaesthesia).

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Medicine definitions for paraesthesia (1 of 2)

paraesthesia

[ părĭs-thēzhə ]

n.

Variant ofparesthesia

Medicine definitions for paraesthesia (2 of 2)

paresthesia


n.

A skin sensation, such as burning, prickling, itching, or tingling, with no apparent physical cause.
Related formspar′es•thetic (-thĕtĭk) adj.
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