paresthesia

DEFINITIONS OF: paresthesia

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n abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage

Synonyms:
paraesthesia
Types:
formication
hallucinated sensation that insects or snakes are crawling over the skin; a common side-effect of extensive use of cocaine or amphetamines
Type of:
symptom
(medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease

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paraesthesia
paresthesia
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