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Sensory

Common Sensory Impairments

TermDefinition
Abarognosis Inability to recognize weight
Allesthesia Sensation experienced at a site remote from the point of stimulation
Allodynia Pain produced by a non-noxious stimulus
Analgesia Complete loss of pain sensitivity
Astereognosis Inability to recognize the form and shape of objects by touch
Atopognosia Inability to localize sensation
Causalgia Painful, Burning sensations
Dyesthesia Touch sensation experienced as pain
Hypalgesia Decreased sensitivity to pain
Hyperesthesia Increased sensitivity to pain
Pallanesthesia Increased sensitivity to sensory stimuli
Paresthesia Abnormal sensation such as numbness, prickling or tingling without an apparent cause
Thalamic syndrome Sensory disturbance and partial or complete paralysis of one side of the body due to a vascular lesion of the thalamus
Thermanalgesia Inability to perceive heat
Thermhyperesthesia increased sensitivity to temperature
Thermhypesthesia Decreased temperature sensibility
Thigmanesthesia Loss of light touch sensibility
Thermanesthesia Inability to perceive sensation of heat and cold
Created by: Grandolph1