paraesthesia

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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.

paraesthesia

the sensations commonly known as pins and needles; may be due to pressure on, or damage to, a nerve or may have no evident cause.

paraesthesia

abnormal sensation, e.g. burning, tingling, pricking; i.e. 'pins and needles'

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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Most of these questionnaires include questions about burning pain, paraesthesias, pain attacks, mechanical and thermal hypersensitivity, and numbness.
Patients describing motor weakness, allodynia, dysaesthesia or worsening paraesthesia were requested to attend the hospital for clinical assessment.
Paraesthesia was documented as the technique used in 16 (1.
Three patients with localised distal paraesthesia and one patient with signs consistent with unintended cervical plexus blockade were treated conservatively.
One year later he still has weakness of his digits with occasional paraesthesia in his thumb.
One further patient, a 33-year-old female having had a continuous FNB for arterial cruciate ligament reconstruction, was debilitated by subsequent paraesthesia and allodynia in the femoral nerve distribution and paraesthesia in the distal peroneal nerve distribution.
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.
Lesions affecting the upper plexus may be confused with femoral neuropathy when anterior thigh pain and paraesthesias or quadriceps weakness are the presenting symptoms.