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Pronunciation: par'es-the'ze-a

Definition: A spontaneous abnormal usually nonpainful sensation (burning, pricking); may be due to lesions of both the central and peripheral nervous systems.

Synonym(s): paraesthesia

[para- + G. aisthesis, sensation]

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