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paraesthesia

[par-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
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noun Pathology.
  1. paresthesia.
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Related formspar·aes·thet·ic [par-uh s-thet-ik] /ˌpær əsˈθɛt ɪk/, adjective

paresthesia

or par·aes·the·sia

[par-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
noun Pathology.
  1. an abnormal sensation, as prickling, itching, etc.
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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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Related Words

numbnesssensationtingleformicationparaesthesiaparesthesiapricklingtingling

British Dictionary definitions for paraesthesias

paresthesia

noun
  1. pathol the usual US spelling of paraesthesia
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Derived Formsparesthetic (ˌpærɛsˈθɛtɪk), adjective

paraesthesia

US paresthesia

noun
  1. pathol an abnormal or inappropriate sensation in an organ, part, or area of the skin, as of burning, prickling, tingling, etc
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Derived Formsparaesthetic or US paresthetic (ˌpærɛsˈθɛtɪk), adjective
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Word Origin and History for paraesthesias

paraesthesia

n.

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

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

paraesthesias in Medicine

paraesthesia

(părĭs-thēzhə)
n.
  1. Variant ofparesthesia
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paresthesia

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