Definition of Paraesthesia

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

Exact synonyms: Paresthesia
Generic synonyms: Symptom
Specialized synonyms: Formication

Definition of Paraesthesia

1. Noun. (alternative spelling of paresthesia) ¹

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Definition of Paraesthesia

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Medical Definition of Paraesthesia

1. Morbid or perverted sensation, an abnormal sensation, as burning, prickling, formication, etc. Origin: Gr. Aisthesis = perception This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Paraesthesia

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1. Diseases of the Skin by Henry Martin Dearborn, Frederick Myers Dearborn (1906)
"paraesthesia.—Symptoms of sensory irritation which do not usually amount to actual pain, or are unlike in kind from the usual feeling experienced from ..."

2. A Practical treatise on materia medica and therapeutics: With Special by John Vietch Shoemaker (1906)
"... of brucine may be used in paraesthesia of the skin and to relieve itching piles. Mackenzie has known anosmia to be benefited by the insufflation, ..."

3. Medical diagnosis: A Manual of Clinical Methods by John James Graham Brown (1884)
"These two forms of paraesthesia are caused by affections of the nerve trunk (cold, mechanical injuries, etc.), or of the central organs (locomotor ataxia, ..."

4. Diseases of the chest, throat and nasal cavities by Ephraim Fletcher Ingals (1898)
"paraesthesia is commonly caused by debility, nervous prostration, hysteria, or hypochondriasis, and often follows the lodgement fora short time of some ..."

5. The Diseases of the Nose, Mouth, Pharynx and Larynx: A Textbook for Students by Alfred Bruck (1910)
"Hyperaesthesia is a stigma of hysteria and neurasthenia, and is the cause of many reflex neuroses in those diseases. (c) paraesthesia. ..."

6. Medical Record by George Frederick Shrady, Thomas Lathrop Stedman, Joseph Meredith Toner Collection (Library of Congress) (1902)
"In 15 percent, the paraesthesia, in addition to the extremities, occurred in other parts. In one instance it became general when the patient assumed a ..."

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