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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

also

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.
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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.'
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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Injection technique can also contribute to paresthesia via mechanical factors.
There is a statistically significant association between the pathology and the location of the lesions and the signs and symptoms of pain and paresthesia.
No decreases were seen in anxiety in relationship to experiencing paresthesia; and a negligible decrease was reported regarding causing paresthesia.
Ophthalmic zoster was seen only in 3% cases.In another study conducted by Dubeyet al.21 the most common prodromal symptom seen was paresthesia in 25 (23.36%) cases followed by itching in 21 (19.62%) cases.Most common presenting complaint was pain in 97 (90.65%) cases.
Other typical symptoms of multiple sclerosis include physical and mental fatigue as well as faintness, depression and paresthesia such as pins and needles, itchiness and numbness.
The initial symptoms were pure paresthesia of lower limbs in two patients, pure weakness of lower limbs in two, paresthesia and weakness of all limbs in one, bilateral dysacusis in one, dizziness resulting from orthostatic hypotension in one, alternating diarrhea and constipation in one, and dysarthria owing to glossohypertrophia in one.
VALENCIA, SPAIN -- Sucking on a clonazepam tablet for 3 minutes after every meal reduced pain, paresthesia, dry mouth, and altered sense of taste in patients with burning mouth syndrome in a retrospective study.
The digital hypoperfusion syndrome is a result of the arterial theft and can evolve progressively over a long period of time with paresthesia, pain and pale discoloration of the skin when exposed to cold.
It was associated with recent onset of paresthesia of radial three fingers.
The idea to look into the issue came "about 3 years ago, when I got a consult from a neurologist about a young woman with paresthesia. He looked at her thyroid function, and her TSH was elevated, so he sent her to me.
Jude Medical's proprietary Burst stimulation as well as traditional SCS to reduce pain, improve patient satisfaction and eliminate paresthesia, the tingling sensation commonly associated with traditional SCS in some patients, according to the company.