paresthesia

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Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek παρά (pará, beside, abnormal) + αἴσθησις (aísthēsis, sensation).

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  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌpærɪsˈθiːziə, -ʒə/

Noun[edit]

paresthesia (countable and uncountable, plural paresthesias or paresthesiae)

  1. A sensation of burning, prickling, itching, or tingling of the skin, with no obvious cause.
    Paresthesia occurs when a body part 'falls asleep'.

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