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Definition of Itching

Itching: An uncomfortable sensation in the skin that feels as if something is crawling on the skin and makes the person want to scratch the affected area. Itching is medically known as pruritis; something that is itchy is pruritic.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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