A condition in which a sense, especially touch, is distorted. Dysesthesia can cause an ordinary stimulus to be unpleasant or painful. It can also cause insensitivity to a stimulus.

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  • Dysesthesia — is defined as an unpleasant abnormal sensation. [ [http://www.iasp pain.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=General Resource Links Template=/CM/HTMLDisplay.cfm ContentID=3058 IASP Pain Terminology] .] It is caused by lesions of the nervous system,… …   Wikipedia

  • dysesthesia — dysesthetic /dis is thet ik/, dysaesthetic, adj. /dis euhs thee zheuh, zhee euh, zee euh/, n. Pathol. 1. any impairment of the senses, esp. of the sense of touch. 2. a condition in which light physical contact of the skin causes pain. [ < NL < Gk …   Universalium

  • dysesthesia — noun A condition caused by lesions of the nervous system that causes abnormal sensations such as burning, wetness, or itching …   Wiktionary

  • dysesthesia — 1. Impairment of sensation short of anesthesia. 2. A condition in which a disagreeable sensation is produced by ordinary stimuli; caused by lesions of the sensory pathways, peripheral or central. 3. Abnormal sensations experienced in the absence… …   Medical dictionary

  • dysesthesia — n. impairment of sensitivity to touch and pain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • dysesthesia — dys·esthesia …   English syllables

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  • hemidysesthesia — Dysesthesia affecting one side of the body. * * * hemi·dys·es·the·sia (hem″e dis″es theґzhə) [hemi + dysesthesia] a dysesthesia affecting one side of the body only …   Medical dictionary

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