acanthesthesia

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἄκανθα (ákantha, thorn) + αἴσθησις (aísthēsis, sensation).[1]

Noun[edit]

acanthesthesia (uncountable)

  1. A type of paresthesia characterized by a tingling, numbing sensation as of being pierced by needles, usually caused by the (temporary) clamping of nerves.

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  1. ^ Thomas, Clayton L., ed. Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary. 5th. Philadelphia: F.A. Davis Co., 1993.