Definition of neuropathy in English:

neuropathy

Line breaks: neur|opathy
Pronunciation: /ˌnjʊəˈrɒpəθi
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • Disease or dysfunction of one or more peripheral nerves, typically causing numbness or weakness.
    More example sentences
    • Other potential causes of peripheral neuropathy were excluded before attributing the peripheral neuropathy to diabetes.
    • Assessing the lower limbs for peripheral neuropathy and vascular disease also is important.
    • In other words, aspartame disease can simulate diabetic retinopathy or peripheral neuropathy.

Derivatives

neuropathic

adjective
More example sentences
  • The commonest cause of neuropathic ulceration is diabetes, and many diabetic patients with neuropathic ulceration will also have an arterial problem that requires correction.
  • About 86 percent of those with multiple sclerosis suffer from neuropathic pain, or nerve pain, a common symptom of the disease.
  • In fact, we owe much of what we know about managing neuropathic foot ulcerations related to diabetes to Dr Brand's pioneering work.

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