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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.
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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]
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polyneuropathy

(pŏl′ē-no͝o-rŏp′ə-thē)
n.
Neuropathy involving several peripheral nerves.
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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.
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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]
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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]
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