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Pronunciation: ak′rō-par-es-thē′zē-a


  1. Paresthesia of one or more of the limbs.
  2. Nocturnal paresthesia involving the hands, most often of middle-aged women; formerly attributed to a lesion in the thoracic outlet but now known to be a classic symptom of carpal tunnel syndrome.

[acro- + paresthesia]

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