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peripheral neuropathy

peripheral neuropathy

noun

Definition of PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

:  a disease or degenerative state of the peripheral nerves in which motor, sensory, or vasomotor nerve fibers may be affected and which is marked by muscle weakness and atrophy, pain, and numbness

First Known Use of PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

1938

peripheral neuropathy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

:  a disease or degenerative state (as polyneuropathy) of the peripheral nerves in which motor, sensory, or vasomotor nerve fibers may be affected and which is marked by muscle weakness and atrophy, pain, and numbness

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