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abnormal sensation (s) (noun), abnormal sensations (pl)
A dulled, unpleasant, or altered feeling that exists without an obvious stimulus: One example of an abnormal sensation is when a person has a burning feeling when there is no heat involved.

Abnormal sensations can result from damage to, or a pressure on, certain nerve pathways.

The most common types of abnormal sensations are tinnitus or numbness and/or feelings as if one is stuck with pins and needles. Sometimes such a sensation is combined with pain and even with a feeling of being very cold or a feeling of severe burning.

—Compiled from information located in
Home Medical Encyclopedia; The American Medical Association, Volume 2;
Medical Editor, Charles B. Clayman, MD; Random House;
New York; 1989; page 893.
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