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paresthesia

 [par″es-the´zhah]
a morbid or abnormal sensation, such as burning, prickling, or formication.
postoperative paresthesia prolonged paresthesia after surgery done with a local anesthetic, especially around the mouth due to injury of the mental nerve or mandibular nerve.

par·es·the·si·a

(par'es-thē'zē-ă), Avoid the jargonistic use of the plural of this abstract noun to mean 'episodes or zones of paresthesia'.
A spontaneous abnormal usually nonpainful sensation (for example, burning, pricking); may be due to lesions of both the central and peripheral nervous systems.
Synonym(s): paraesthesia
[para- + G. aisthēsis, sensation]

paresthesia

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paraesthesia

(păr′ĭs-thē′zhə)
n.
A skin sensation, such as burning, prickling, itching, or tingling, with no apparent physical cause.

par′es·thet′ic (-thĕt′ĭk) adj.

paresthesia

Neurology An abnormal tactile sensation, described as burning, pricking, tickling, tingling, or creeping, which indicates nerve irritation

par·es·the·si·a

(par'es-thē'zē-ă)
A subjective report of any abnormal sensation; could be experienced as numbness, tingling, or what is colloquially called "pins and needles."
Synonym(s): paraesthesia.
[para- + G. aisthēsis, sensation]

Paresthesia

An altered sensation often described as burning, tingling, or pin pricks.
Mentioned in: Gulf War Syndrome

par·es·the·si·a

(par'es-thē'zē-ă) Avoid the jargonistic use of the plural of this abstract noun to mean 'episodes or zones of paresthesia.'
In dentistry, a temporary or permanent condition of prolonged numbness after effects of an injected local anesthetic have ceased; maybe caused by trauma to nerve sheath during injection, hemorrhage about that sheath, or administration of contaminated anesthetic.
Synonym(s): paraesthesia.
[para- + G. aisthēsis, sensation]
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