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polyneuritis

 [pol″e-noo͡-ri´tis]
inflammation of many nerves simultaneously.
acute febrile polyneuritis (acute idiopathic polyneuritis) (acute infectious polyneuritis) (acute postinfectious polyneuritis) Guillain-Barré syndrome.

pol·y·neu·rop·a·thy

(pol'ē-nū-rop'ă-thē),
1. A disease process involving a number of peripheral nerves (literal sense).
2. A nontraumatic generalized disorder of peripheral nerves, affecting the distal fibers most severely, with proximal shading (for example, the feet are affected sooner or more severely than the hands), and typically symmetrically; most often affects motor and sensory fibers almost equally, but can involve either one, either solely or very disproportionately; classified as axon degenerating (axonal), or demyelinating; many causes, particularly metabolic and toxic; familial or sporadic. Synonym(s): polyneuritis
[poly- + G. neuron, nerve, + pathos, disease]

polyneuritis

/poly·neu·ri·tis/ (-ndbobr-ri´tis) inflammation of several peripheral nerves simultaneously.
acute febrile polyneuritis , acute idiopathic polyneuritis an acute, rapidly progressive, ascending motor neuron paralysis, beginning in the feet and ascending to the other muscles, often occurring after an enteric or respiratory infection.

polyneuritis

(pŏl′ē-no͝o-rī′tĭs, -nyo͝o-)
n.
Inflammation of several nerves at one time, marked by paralysis, pain, and muscle wasting. Also called multiple neuritis.

pol′y·neu·rit′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.

polyneuritis

[-noo͡rī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, polys, many, neuron, nerve, itis, inflammation
an inflammation involving many nerves.

pol·y·neu·rop·a·thy

(pol'ē-nūr-op'ă-thē)
1. A disease process involving a number of peripheral nerves (literal sense).
2. A nontraumatic generalized disorder of peripheral nerves, affecting the distal fibers most severely, with proximal shading (e.g., the feet are affected sooner or more severely than the hands), and typically symmetrically; most often affects motor and sensory fibers almost equally, but can involve either one solely or very disproportionately; classified as axon degenerating (axonal) or demyelinating; many causes, particularly metabolic and toxic; familial or sporadic in nature.
Synonym(s): polyneuritis.
3. Synonym(s): acrodynia (2) . Synonym(s): multiple neuritis.
[poly- + G. neuron, nerve, + pathos, disease]

polyneuritis

Any inflammatory disorder affecting peripheral nerves.

polyneuritis

simultaneous inflammation of spinal nerves, characterized by pain, paraesthesiae, paralysis and wasting of subserved skeletal muscles (see syndrome, Guillain-Barré)

polyneuritis (pōˈ·lē·n·rīˑ·tis),

n an inflammatory condition that involves multiple nerves.

polyneuritis

inflammation of many nerves simultaneously.

polyneuritis equi
idiopathic polyneuritis
polyneuritis equi
postinfectious polyneuritis
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