chiefly British variant of paresthesia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • paraesthesia — (n.) also paresthesia, 1835, from PARA (Cf. para ) (here disordered ) + Gk. aisthesis perception (see ANAESTHESIA (Cf. anaesthesia)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • paraesthesia —    The term paraesthesia comes from the Greek words para (beside, near, resembling, accessory to, beyond, apart from, abnormal) and aisthanesthai (to sense). It is used to denote a somatic sensation with no apparent extracor poreal cause, usually …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • paraesthesia — SYN: paresthesia. * * * paraesthesia, paraesthetic chiefly Brit var of PARESTHESIA, PARESTHETIC …   Medical dictionary

  • paraesthesia — paraesthetic /par euhs thet ik/, adj. /par euhs thee zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh/, n. Pathol. paresthesia. * * * …   Universalium

  • paraesthesia — pærɪs θɪːʒə n. tingling sensation (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • paraesthesia — [ˌparɪs θi:zɪə] (US paresthesia) noun (plural paraesthesiae zɪi: or paraesthesias) Medicine an abnormal sensation, especially ‘pins and needles’, caused by pressure on or damage to peripheral nerves. Origin C19: from para 1 + Gk aisthēsis… …   English new terms dictionary

  • paraesthesia — /pærisˈθiziə/ (say parees theezeeuh), / ˈθiʒə/ (say theezhuh) noun abnormal sensation, as prickling, itching, etc. Also, Chiefly US, paresthesia. {par(a) 1 + Greek aisthēsia sensation} –paraesthetic /pærisˈθɛtɪk/ (say parees thetik), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • paraesthesia —   n. tingling sensation on skin.    ♦ paraesthetic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • paraesthesia — noun abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage • Syn: ↑paresthesia • Hypernyms: ↑symptom • Hyponyms: ↑formication …   Useful english dictionary

  • парестезия — (paraesthesia; греч. paraisthesis ложное ощущение, от пар + aisthesis ощущение) спонтанно возникающее неприятное ощущение онемения, покалывания, жжения, ползания мурашек и т. п …   Большой медицинский словарь

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