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Hypoesthesia vs. Paresthesia

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Hypoesthesianoun

partial loss of tactile sensation; numbness

Paresthesianoun

A sensation of burning, prickling, itching, or tingling of the skin, with no obvious cause.

‘Paresthesia occurs when a body part 'falls asleep'.’;

Hypoesthesianoun

impairment of tactile sensitivity; decrease of sensitivity

Paresthesianoun

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

Hypoesthesia

Hypoesthesia or numbness is a common side effect of various medical conditions that manifests as a reduced sense of touch or sensation, or a partial loss of sensitivity to sensory stimuli. In everyday speech this is generally referred to as numbness.Hypoesthesia primarily results from damage to nerves, and from blockages in blood vessels, resulting in ischemic damage to tissues supplied by the blocked blood vessels.

Paresthesia

Paresthesia is an abnormal sensation of the skin (tingling, pricking, chilling, burning, numbness) with no apparent physical cause. Paresthesia may be transient or chronic, and may have any of dozens of possible underlying causes.

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