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A persistent sensation of numbness, tingling, or pins and needles in the extremities (hands or feet), sometimes caused by compression or inflammation of nerves in the affected area. US acroparesthesia. See also paraesthesia. [From Greek akron extreme, alluding to the hands and feet (extremities) + para beside or beyond + aisthesissensation + -ia indicating a condition or quality]

Subjects: Psychology.

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