What PARESTHESIA means: Paresthesia - refers to a burning or prickling sensation that is usually felt in the hands, arms, legs, or feet, but can also occur in other parts of the body. The sensation, which happens without warning, is usually painless and described as tingling or numbness, skin crawling, or itching.Most people have experienced temporary paresthesia - a feeling of "pins and needles" - at some time in their lives when they have sat with legs crossed for too long, or fallen asleep with an arm crooked under their head. It happens when sustained pressure is placed on a nerve. The feeling quickly goes away once the pressure is relieved.
- Definition Pantothenate Kinase-Associated Neurodegeneration:
- Dictionary Associated Neurodegeneration - (PKAN), also known as Hallervorden-Spatz syndrome, is a degenerative disease of the brain, which can lead to parkinsonism. Neurodegeneration in PKAN is accompanied by paresthesia.
- Definition Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy:
- Dictionary Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy - (PML) is caused by the reactivation of a common virus in the central nervous system of immune-compromised individuals. Polyomavirus JC (often called JC virus) is paresthesia.
- Definition Prosopagnosia:
- Dictionary Prosopagnosia is a neurological disorder characterized by the inability to recognize faces. Prosopagnosia is also known as face blindness or facial agnosia. The term prosopagnosia comes from the paresthesia.
- Definition Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease:
- Dictionary Merzbacher Disease - PMD) is a rare, progressive, degenerative central nervous system disorder in which coordination, motor abilities, and intellectual function deteriorate. The disease is one of a paresthesia.