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- (informal) A tingling or prickling sensation, felt in a limb when a nerve compression is relieved and in other situations.
- Synonym: paresthesia
- 1990, S. DelPin Failla; V. Fox, Ask the O.R. (number 6), volume 90, The American Journal of Nursing, page 18:
- The sensations caused by the loss of this nerve vary from numbness or "pins and needles" to severe pain.
tingling felt in limb