paresthesia

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The word paresthesia (/ˌpærɪsˈθiːziə, -ʒə/; British English paraesthesia; plural paraesthesiae /-zii/ or paraesthesias), comes from the Greek para ("beside", i.e., abnormal) and aisthesia ("sensation").

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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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