descending neuritis


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de·scend·ing neu·ri·tis

inflammation progressing along a nerve trunk toward the periphery.

descending neuritis

Etymology: L, descendere, to descend; Gk, neuron, nerve, itis, inflammation
a form of neuritis that spreads downward from the upper part of the nervous system.

descending neuritis

A term of waning use that was conceived when prevailing thought held that inflammatory processes travelled down nerves from a central point.

de·scend·ing neu·ri·tis

(dĕ-sending nūr-ītis)
Inflammation progressing along a nerve trunk toward the periphery.
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