neuropathy

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noun neu·rop·a·thy \nu̇-ˈrä-pə-thē, nyu̇-\

Definition of neuropathy

plural

neuropathies

  1. :  an abnormal and usually degenerative state of the nervous system or nerves; also :  a systemic condition that stems from a neuropathy

neuropathic

play \ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈpa-thik, ˌnyu̇r-\ adjective

neuropathically

play \ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈpa-thi-k(ə-)lē, ˌnyu̇r-\ adverb

Origin and Etymology of neuropathy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: circa 1834


Medical Dictionary

neuropathy

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noun neu·rop·a·thy \n(y)u̇-ˈräp-ə-thē\

Medical Definition of neuropathy

plural

neuropathies

  1. :  an abnormal and usually degenerative state of the nervous system or nerves; also :  a systemic condition (as muscular atrophy) that stems from a neuropathy


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