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- n. A type of paresthesia characterized by a tingling, numbing sensation as of being pierced by needles, usually caused by the (temporary) clamping of nerves.
From Ancient Greek ἄκανθα (akantha, "thorn") + αἴσθησις (aisthēsis, "sensation"). (Wiktionary)
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