multifocal motor neuropathy


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multifocal motor neuropathy

an acquired, autoimmune neuropathy characterized by progressive, asymmetric muscle weakness, affecting especially the arms, with little or no sensory deficit. Electrophysiologically, there is a persistent conduction block in motor nerves.

multifocal motor neuropathy

An asymmetrical motor weakness occasionally found in middle-aged men.
See also: neuropathy
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