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Definition: 'Dysesthesia'

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dysesthesia

Type: Term

Pronunciation: dis′es-thē′zē-ă

Definitions:
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 of stimulation.

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