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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Pain, tingling, and other nerve problems Some chemo drugs can cause something known as peripheral neuropathy. Korin Miller, SELF, "11 Common Chemotherapy Side Effects, Plus How to Ease Them," 18 June 2018 Acupuncture helps mitigate the side effects of peripheral neuropathy, caused by certain chemotherapy agents. Lori Nickel, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Chin Up: A triathlon with yoga, acupuncture? In the cancer fight, it can help the journey," 7 May 2018 But just as each patient’s peripheral neuropathy is different, so is the Knee Institute’s approach. Joyce Wiswell For The Knee Institute, Detroit Free Press, "Unique therapies ease painful neuropathy," 20 Mar. 2018 The spiky shoe inserts mimic peripheral neuropathy, the numbness and pain from nerve damage that often affects hands and feet. Tara Bahrampour, The Seattle Times, "Loud banging, foot pain, flashes of light: a reporter’s 8 minutes as a dementia patient," 26 Dec. 2017 The spiky shoe inserts mimic peripheral neuropathy, the numbness and pain from nerve damage that often affects hands and feet. Tara Bahrampour, The Seattle Times, "Loud banging, foot pain, flashes of light: a reporter’s 8 minutes as a dementia patient," 26 Dec. 2017 The spiky shoe inserts mimic peripheral neuropathy, the numbness and pain from nerve damage that often affects hands and feet. Tara Bahrampour, The Seattle Times, "Loud banging, foot pain, flashes of light: a reporter’s 8 minutes as a dementia patient," 26 Dec. 2017 The spiky shoe inserts mimic peripheral neuropathy, the numbness and pain from nerve damage that often affects hands and feet. Tara Bahrampour, Washington Post, "Loud banging, foot pain, and flashes of light - my eight minutes as a dementia patient," 25 Dec. 2017 In one case, prosecutors wrote, Mathieu billed Medicare $125 for a visit to a patient whose paperwork said the patient had arthropathy, peripheral neuropathy and low vision. Laura Mcknight, NOLA.com, "3 New Orleans nurses, including Tyrann Mathieu's mother, sentenced in Medicare fraud scheme," 30 Aug. 2017

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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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