Definition of Paresthesia

1. Noun. Abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage.

Exact synonyms: Paraesthesia
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Specialized synonyms: Formication



Definition of Paresthesia

1. Noun. A sensation of burning, prickling, itching, or tingling of the skin, with no obvious cause. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paresthesia

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Medical Definition of Paresthesia

1. Abnormal neurological sensations which include: numbness, tingling, burning, prickling and hyperesthesia (increased sensitivity). Any abnormality of sensation. (16 Dec 1997)

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Literary usage of Paresthesia

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1. Pain: Its Origin, Conduction, Perception and Diagnostic Significance by Richard Joseph Behan (1914)
"Paresthesia.—This is a term used to describe a group of symptoms simulating pain, yet not of sufficient intensity to be so classified. ..."

2. Manual of Diseases of the Ear, Nose, and Throat by John Johnson Kyle (1911)
"Paresthesia.—Paresthesia is due to a general neurosis. The patient imagines the presence of foreign bodies and diseased areas in the nose. ..."

3. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1902)
"... especially in such cases in which there is numbness and some pain, and paresthesia, still greater difficulty will be experienced in making a diagnosis. ..."

4. A Textbook of Diseases of the Nose and Throat by David Braden Kyle (1904)
"Paresthesia. Hyperesthesia. Paralysis of the Vocal ( 'ords. Neuralgia. Hysterical Aphonia. Chorea of the Larynx. Dysphonia Spastica. Laryngeal Vertigo. o. ..."

5. Diagnostics of the diseases of children by Le Grand Kerr (1907)
"... onset and not at the termination of the attack. Pressure over the nerve increases the pain, so that the condition is easy of recognition. Paresthesia ..."

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