Printer Friendly
Dictionary, Encyclopedia and Thesaurus - The Free Dictionary
7,045,938,347 visitors served.
forum Join the Word of the Day Mailing List For webmasters
?
Dictionary/
thesaurus
Medical
dictionary
Legal
dictionary
Financial
dictionary
Acronyms
 
Idioms
Encyclopedia
Wikipedia
encyclopedia
?

polyneuropathy

   Also found in: Dictionary/thesaurus, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia 0.01 sec.
Ads by Google:
polyneuropathy /poly·neu·rop·a·thy/ (-ndbobr-rop´ah-the) neuropathy of several peripheral nerves simultaneously.
amyloid polyneuropathy  polyneuropathy associated with amyloidosis, of either the primary or the familial type; symptoms may include dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sensory disturbances in the limbs.
erythredema polyneuropathy  acrodynia.
familial amyloid polyneuropathy  autosomal dominant amyloid polyneuropathy, associated with familial amyloidosis and most commonly involving a mutant form of the protein transthyretin.; it may be subclassified on the basis of affected kinships or on the basis of symptoms and the biochemical composition of the affected fibrils.

pol·y·neu·rop·a·thy (pl-n-rp-th)
n.
A generalized disorder of peripheral nerves.

polyneuropathy
[-noo͡rop′əthē]
Etymology: Gk, polys, many, neuron, nerve, pathos, disease
a condition in which many peripheral nerves are afflicted with a disorder.

polyneuropathy [pol″e-noo͡-rop´ah-the]
a disease involving several nerves.
amyloid polyneuropathy polyneuropathy caused by amyloidosis; symptoms may include dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system, carpal tunnel syndrome, and sensory disturbances in the extremities.
familial amyloid polyneuropathy autosomal dominant amyloid polyneuropathy occurring in hereditary amyloidosis; subtypes include Finnish type, Indiana type, Iowa type, and Portuguese type. The Finnish and Indiana types are slowly progressive, whereas in the Portuguese and Iowa types death may occur within 7 to 10 years.
erythredema polyneuropathy acrodynia.

polyneuropathy
a disease involving several nerves. See also neuropathy.

acute idiopathic polyneuropathy
see idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis.
distal polyneuropathy of Birman cats
a noninflammatory, diffuse loss of myelinated fibers in the distal portions of the central and peripheral nervous systems, resulting in progressive hindlimb ataxia and hypermetria in young Birman kittens. Believed to be inherited as an autosomal recessive trait.
familial polyneuropathy
see Boxer progressive axonopathy, hereditary neuronal abiotrophy of Swedish Lapland dogs, giant axonal neuropathy.
hypoglycemic polyneuropathy
associated with hyperinsulinism of β-cell insulinomas; there is generalized muscle weakness, paraparesis and tetraparesis.
hypothyroid polyneuropathy
a progressive lower motor neuron disease associated with hypothyroidism.
idiopathic polyneuropathy
see idiopathic polyradiculoneuritis.
immune-mediated polyneuropathy
may occur in association with systemic lupus erythematosus in dogs.

polyneuropathy
Chronic inflammatory polyneuropathy, critical illness polyneuropathy, familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy, multiple neuropathy, peripheral neuropathy, polyneuritis, sensorimotor polyneuropathy Neurology The simultaneous inflammation of the motor and/or sensory components of 2 or more peripheral nerves. See Mononeuropathy.

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
Synonym(s): multiple neuritis, symmetric distal neuropathy
[poly- + G. neuron, nerve, + pathos, disease]

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]

pol·y·neu·rop·a·thy (pol'ē-nūr-op'ă-thē)
1. Disease process involving several peripheral nerves (literal sense).
2. Nontraumatic generalized disorder of peripheral nerves, affecting distal fibers most severely, with proximal shading.
[poly- + G. neuron, nerve, + pathos, disease]

polyneuropathy generalized autonomic, sensory and motor neuropathy; characteristic of late-stage diabetes mellitus


Want to thank TFD for its existence? Tell a friend about us, add a link to this page, or visit the webmaster's page for free fun content.
?Page tools
Printer friendly
Cite / link
Feedback
Add definition
Mentioned in?  References in periodicals archive?   Medical browser?   Full browser?
 
Other causes of polyneuropathy like organophosphorous poisoning and exposure to heavy metals were excluded by relevant history and investigations.
ROTTERDAM, Netherlands, June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Data presented today from the Privigen Impact on Mobility and Autonomy (PRIMA) trial at the Peripheral Nerve Society Inflammatory Neuropathy Consortium Meeting in Rotterdam, Netherlands, suggests that treatment with Privigen[Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human), 10% Liquid], an intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIg), may lead to improvement in function in patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy (CIDP).
The woman has a fatal hereditary condition known as familial amyloidotic polyneuropathy in which a failing liver also affects the functioning of other organs, including the heart, the spokeswoman said.
 
 
 
Medical Dictionary
?

Terms of Use | Privacy policy | Feedback | Advertise with Us | Copyright © 2014 Farlex, Inc. a Mode Partner
Disclaimer
All content on this website, including dictionary, thesaurus, literature, geography, and other reference data is for informational purposes only. This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.