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paresthesia

[‚par·əs′thē·zhə]
(medicine)
Tingling, crawling, or burning sensation of the skin.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Paresthesia

 

an unusual sensation of numbing, pricking, or creeping of the skin that arises either without external cause or under the action of various mechanical factors, such as pressure on a nerve or vessel. Paresthesia may be a manifestation of diseases of the peripheral nervous system or, more rarely, of the sensory centers of the spinal cord or brain.

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Paraesthesia was the commonest symptom and it was present in 57 patients (91.9%).
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The elicitation of paraesthesia or muscle twitch response was not welcome for most patients.
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Extreme tiredness, a lack of energy, pins and needles (paraesthesia), a sore and red tongue, mouth ulcers, muscle weakness, disturbed vision, problems with memory, understanding and judgment.
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