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]

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
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