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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 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 ra·dic·u·lop·a·thies

  1. :  any pathological condition of the nerve roots




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