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Paresthesia is the medical term for an abnormal sensation in one's peripheral nerves, often described as tingling, pricking (“pins and needles”), burning, numbness, skin crawling, or itching.[1] Paresthesia ia caused by disruption of nerve signals between the brain and the body, which may be temporary or may be caused by forms of neuropathy.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Turkington, Carol; Dover, Jeffrey S. (2009). The Encyclopedia of Skin and Skin Disorders (3rd ed.). Infobase Publishing. p. 282. ISBN 978-0-8160-7509-6.
  2. De Becker, Pascale; McGregor, Neil; De Meirleir, Kenny (December 2001). "A definition‐based analysis of symptoms in a large cohort of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome". Journal of Internal Medicine. 250 (3): 234–240. doi:10.1046/j.1365-2796.2001.00890.x.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Thurnham, David I. (December 28, 2012). Caballero, Benjamin (ed.). Encyclopedia of Human Nutrition. 4 (3rd ed.). Academic Press. p. 268. ISBN 978-0-12-384885-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Thomas, John A. (December 6, 2012). Drugs, Athletes, and Physical Performance. Springer Science & Business Media. p. 2. ISBN 978-1-4684-5499-4.

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