pins and needles

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pins and needles

  1. (informal) A tingling or prickling sensation, felt in a limb when a lack of circulation is relieved and in other situations.
    • 1990, S. DelPin Failla and V. Fox, "Ask the O.R.," The American Journal of Nursing, vol. 90, no. 6, p. 18,
      The sensations caused by the loss of this nerve vary from numbness or "pins and needles" to severe pain.



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