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An abnormal unpleasant sensation felt when touched, caused by damage to peripheral nerves.
- ‘Approximately 7 to 15 percent of patients have permanent neurologic sequelae including bilateral footdrop, intrinsic hand muscle wasting, sensory ataxia, and dysesthesia.’
- ‘Both pyrethroids caused cutaneous dysesthesia that was inhibited by topical vitamin E acetate.’
- ‘More specifically, this laser has achieved what Dr. Alster called ‘striking improvements ‘in areas including scar erythema and dysesthesia.’’
- ‘Patients often complain of subjective swelling of hands and feet, as well as paresthesia and dysesthesia of hands and feet.’
- ‘Painful dysesthesia may be managed by tricyclic antidepressant and anticonvulsant medications.’
Early 18th century: modern Latin, from Greek dusaisthēsia, from dys- bad + aisthēsis sensation + -ia.
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