acroparesthesia


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acroparesthesia

 [ak″ro-par″es-the´zhah]
an abnormal sensation, such as tingling, numbness, pins and needles, in the hands and fingers.

ac·ro·par·es·the·si·a

(ak'rō-par-es-thē'zē-a),
1. Paresthesia of one or more of the limbs.
2. Nocturnal paresthesia involving the hands, most often of middle-aged women; formerly attributed to a lesion in the thoracic outlet but now known to be a classic symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome.
[acro- + paresthesia]

acroparesthesia

/ac·ro·par·es·the·sia/ (-par″es-the´zhah)
1. paresthesia of the digits.
2. a disease marked by attacks of tingling, numbness, and stiffness chiefly in the fingers, hands, and forearms, sometimes with pain, skin pallor, or slight cyanosis.

acroparesthesia

[ak′rōpar′isthē′zhə]
Etymology: Gk, akron + para, near, aisthesis, feeling
1 an extreme sensitivity at the tips of the extremities of the body, caused by nerve compression in the affected area or by polyneuritis.
2 a disease characterized by tingling, numbness, and stiffness in the extremities, especially in the fingers, hands, and forearms. It sometimes produces pain, pallor, or mild cyanosis. The disease occurs in a simple form, which may produce acrocyanosis, and in an angiospastic form, which may produce gangrene.

ac·ro·par·es·the·si·a

(ak'rō-par-es-thē'zē-ă)
1. Paresthesia of one or more of the extremities.
2. Nocturnal paresthesia involving the hands, most often of middle-aged women; formerly attributed to a lesion in the thoracic outlet, but now known to be a symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome.
Synonym(s): acroparesthaesia