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Obdormition (; from Latin obdormire "to fall asleep") is a medical term describing numbness in a limb, often caused by constant pressure on nerves or lack of movement. This is colloquially referred to as the limb "going to sleep," and usually followed by paresthesia, colloquially called "pins and needles".
- ^ Sharif-Alhoseini, Mahdi; Rahimi-Movaghar, Vafa; Vaccaro, Alexander R. (2012). "Underlying causes of paresthesia". In Imbelloni, Luiz E.; Gouveia, Marildo A. (eds.). Paresthesia. Rijeka, Croatia: InTech. pp. 71-90. ISBN 978-953-51-0085-0 – via Google Scholar.
Obdormition is a numbness caused by prolonged pressure on a nerve, such as when a leg falls asleep if the legs are crossed for a prolonged period.