SYN: allochiria. [G. allos, other, + aisthesis, sensation]

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al·les·the·sia (al″es-theґzhə) [all- + esthesia] a dysesthesia in which a sensation, as of pain or touch, is experienced at a point remote from that at which the stimulus is applied or occurs, as in allochiria. Called also allachesthesia and alloesthesia.

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