Recent Examples of neuropathy from the Web
Areas in St. Louis county near the Westlake Landfill Superfund site have higher incidence of lupus, rare cancers, neuropathy, and congenital defects than the general population.
Those include peripheral neuropathy, which is numbness or pain from nerve damage in the hands and feet, carpal tunnel syndrome, and kidney failure.
Gabapentin is approved by the Food Drug Administration to treat epilepsy and pain related to nerve damage, called neuropathy.
And sulforaphane also showed a protective effect against some complications linked to diabetes, such as neuropathy and kidney failure.
Many survivors grapple with cancer’s late effects, which can include heart, lung, and hormone problems, high blood pressure, osteoporosis, chronic pain, neuropathy, memory problems, and fatigue.
By the time Dr. Green paid her first house call to the couple’s home three months later, Mr. Shields’s neuropathy had progressed so much that his feet were permanently numb and covered in sores.
Along with chronic back issues, Fernandez has neuropathy in both feet, and spent two months in the hospital a few years back because of it.
Vitamin B-12 deficiency can contribute to nervous-system disorders including irreversible neuropathy, a condition typified by pain, numbness and weakness in the hands and feet.
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Origin and Etymology of neuropathy
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: circa 1834See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of neuropathy
: 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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