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

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Recent Examples on the Web Restless leg syndrome can accompany other more serious medical conditions such as peripheral neuropathy, iron deficiency, and spinal cord problems. Bruce Y. Lee, Forbes, 1 Oct. 2021 Treatment is geared at addressing the root cause of peripheral neuropathy. Sarah Fielding, Health.com, 20 Sep. 2021 Doctors treat peripheral neuropathy by addressing the underlying cause, such as recommending a balanced diet, correcting a vitamin deficiency or prescribing drug treatment. Felicia Schwartz, WSJ, 13 July 2021 How can the health care system evolve so an expert in peripheral neuropathy in Australia can collaborate with a startup in Belgium? Hilary Gentile, STAT, 19 May 2021 Polyneuropathy, the condition that led to the death of Cincinnati Reds legend Joe Morgan, is a common form of a group of disorders known as peripheral neuropathy. The Enquirer, 12 Oct. 2020 The pin test and quarter test are basically about diagnosing peripheral neuropathy, something that is pretty common, particularly among older people. The Washington Post, 23 June 2020 The actual test for peripheral neuropathy is not comfortable. The Washington Post, 23 June 2020 Bobo has said the administration promised him a long leash and a wide berth, perhaps even a mulligan for last fall after the peripheral neuropathy that sent his 2018, and CSU’s, careening into a ditch. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, 31 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of peripheral neuropathy

1936, in the meaning defined above

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11 Oct 2021

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“Peripheral neuropathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peripheral%20neuropathy. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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peripheral neuropathy

noun

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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