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radiculopathy

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noun ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy \rə-ˌdi-kyə-ˈlä-pə-thē\

Definition of radiculopathy

  1. :  irritation of or injury to a nerve root (as from being compressed) that typically causes pain, numbness, or weakness in the part of the body which is supplied with nerves from that root



Origin and Etymology of radiculopathy

Latin radicula + English -o- + -pathy


First Known Use: 1942


Medical Dictionary

radiculopathy

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noun ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy \-ˈläp-ə-thē\

Medical Definition of radiculopathy

plural

radiculopathies

  1. :  irritation of or injury to a nerve root (as from being compressed) that typically causes pain, numbness, or weakness in the part of the body which is supplied with nerves from that root <…a compression radiculopathy of the left sixth cervical root.—Daniel J. McCarty, The Journal of the American Medical Association, 15 Nov. 1985> <In the absence of radiculopathies or nerve entrapments, treatment should be directed to mechanical and orthotic correction of postures …—Laura K. Smith, Neurological Rehabiliation, 1990>




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