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

Examples of peripheral neuropathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pin test and quarter test are basically about diagnosing peripheral neuropathy, something that is pretty common, particularly among older people. The Washington Post, "Chatological Humor with Gene Weingarten," 23 June 2020 The actual test for peripheral neuropathy is not comfortable. The Washington Post, "Chatological Humor with Gene Weingarten," 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, "Mike Bobo looks to be in desperation mode, and that’s not a good look for the CSU Rams," 31 Aug. 2019 Persistent effects can include peripheral neuropathy and behavioral changes, such as reduced performance on tests of attention and psychomotor speed. NBC News, "Fuel dump over L.A. schools puzzles aviation experts," 16 Jan. 2020 In August 2018, Bobo was hospitalized for peripheral neuropathy, a numbness in the feet and hands that forced him to miss more than a week of preseason training camp that summer. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "Mike Bobo out after 5 seasons as CSU Rams football coach," 4 Dec. 2019 Since that extension became public, the Rams have posted a record of 4-13 (.235), including a 3-9 campaign last fall that was marked by inexperience, injuries, defensive struggles and Bobo’s battles with peripheral neuropathy. Sean Keeler, The Denver Post, "CSU AD Joe Parker: I won’t “second-guess” Mike Bobo extension," 25 Sep. 2019 He was eventually diagnosed with what doctors called peripheral neuropathy , a condition that often causes weakness, numbness and pain in typically the feet and hands. Pat Graham, The Denver Post, "Mike Bobo banks on raise in play after turning down raise in pay," 23 Aug. 2019 More than 10% of patients experienced side effects, including nausea, vomiting, anemia and a type of nerve damage called peripheral neuropathy. Los Angeles Times, "FDA approves tuberculosis drug that works on hard-to-treat cases," 14 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of peripheral neuropathy

1936, in the meaning defined above

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“Peripheral neuropathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/peripheral%20neuropathy. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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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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