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PARESTHESIA

 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 


PARESTHESIA (noun)


Sense 1paresthesia [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

paraesthesia; paresthesia

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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