Paresthesia of a pinprick. [G. akantha, thorn, + aisthesis, sensation]

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acan·thes·the·sia (ə-kan″thes-theґzhə) [acanth- + esthesia] perverted sensibility with a feeling as of pressure of a sharp point.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • acanthesthesia — noun a type of paresthesia characterized by a tingling, numbing sensation as of being pierced by needles, usually caused by the (temporary) clamping of nerves …   Wiktionary

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