[par-uh s-thee-zhuh, -zhee-uh, -zee-uh]
- an abnormal sensation, as prickling, itching, etc.
Origin of paresthesia
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Paresthesia and pain, with disappearance of the pulse, can also be noted.Surgery, with Special Reference to Podiatry
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.
The group of symptoms known as paresthesia are rather common as premonitory symptoms of cerebral apoplexy.
- pathol the usual US spelling of paraesthesia
- A skin sensation, such as burning, prickling, itching, or tingling, with no apparent physical cause.
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