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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]

paraesthesia

(păr′ĭs-thē′zhə)
n.
Variant of paresthesia.

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]

paraesthesia

Numbness or tingling of the skin. ‘Pins-and-needles’ sensation.

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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of age with symptoms of paraesthesia and sensory disturbance of radial three and half fingers and also whole hand with extension to shoulder with or without objective signs of Tinel's and Phalen, who had given informed consent were included in the study.
Postoperatively, the patient complained of paraesthesia of the right upper limb which recovered in two weeks.
In summary, the patient presented all of the signs of a classic unilateral S1 radiculopathy--sciatic distribution weakness, pain, paraesthesias, and reflex deficit with positive provocative test--without evidence of compression of the S1 nerve root on the MRI scan.
Technical problems (equipment failure, multiple attempts, second anaesthetist required) and acute complications (paraesthesia, bleeding, pain on injection, dyspnoea, systemic toxicity, epidural or intrathecal spread) were recorded at the same time.
This paraesthesia may occur during day or may be triggered by certain positions or activities like sewing, driving, holding phone or a book for reading and may be resolved by changing the position of upper limb by shaking or massaging it.
At 1, 3 and 6 months, numbness was present in 16, 12 and 12% patients; and other sensory complaints like paraesthesias, etc.
Paraesthesia with lumbar epidural catheters: a comparison of air and saline in a loss-ofresistance technique.
The remaining patient (case 2) had progressive paraesthesia over her injured limb; her symptoms improved soon after the administration of antivenom.
Paraesthesias were elicited in all the patients of both groups using nerve stimulator guided technique.
Of the 50 patients, the commonest symptom was paraesthesias, followed by loss of balance and difficulty in walking (tables 2).
Patients having anaemia, neurological features such as motor weakness, ataxia, paraesthesias, chronic headache or other psychiatric symptoms or any of the thrombo-embolic manifestations were screened for their serum vitamin B12 level and patients with serum Vitamin B12 level <250 pg/ml were included in the study.
The above table no:03 indicates that majority 100%(n=30) had lower backache and radicular pain among them 23.3%(n=7) had paraesthesia, 20%(n=6)had weakness, 40%(n=12)had sensory loss and none had bladder bowel involvement.