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Not to be confused with Paresthesia.

Pallesthesia refers to the sensation of mechanical vibration on or near the body. Vibration sense may be lost as a result of a number of lesions to the nervous system, often in conjunction with other deficits.[1] The word "pallesthesia" is derived from the Greek pallein, meaning "to shake".


Pallesthesia may be tested for using a vibrating mechanical tuning fork, placed on a bony prominence.


  1. ^ Dorland's Medical Dictionary. [1]