paresthesia

or par·aes·the·sia

[par-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
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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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Examples from the Web for paresthesia

Historical Examples of paresthesia

  • Paresthesia and pain, with disappearance of the pulse, can also be noted.

  • The legs were the seat of a heavy, unwieldy sensation, but there was no numbness or other paresthesia.

    Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:

    Louis Marshall Warfield

  • The disturbance of the circulation further leads to numbness, to some anesthesia, and to paresthesia.

    Psychotherapy

    James J. Walsh

  • The group of symptoms known as paresthesia are rather common as premonitory symptoms of cerebral apoplexy.

    Psychotherapy

    James J. Walsh


British Dictionary definitions for paresthesia

paresthesia

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

paresthesia

n.
  1. 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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