Definitions for obdormition
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The sensation of numbness that occurs in a limb when it "falls asleep" due to pressure on a nerve.
Origin: [L. obdormire to fall asleep.]
Obdormition is a medical term describing numbness in a limb, often caused by constant pressure on nerves or lack of movement. This is also referred to as a limb "going to sleep," usually followed by paresthesia, colloquially called "pins and needles".
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