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Dictionary entry overview: What does paresthesia mean?
• PARESTHESIA (noun)
The noun PARESTHESIA has 1 sense:
1. abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage
Familiarity information: PARESTHESIA used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage
Nouns denoting stable states of affairs
Hypernyms ("paresthesia" is a kind of...):
symptom ((medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease)
Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "paresthesia"):
formication (hallucinated sensation that insects or snakes are crawling over the skin; a common side-effect of extensive use of cocaine or amphetamines)
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