Definition of polyneuropathy in English:


Line breaks: poly|neur¦op¦athy
Pronunciation: /ˌpɒlɪnjʊəˈrɒpəθi


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A general degeneration of peripheral nerves that spreads towards the centre of the body.
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    • A variant of sensorimotor polyneuropathy is painful diabetic neuropathy.
    • Patients may present with only one type of diabetic neuropathy or may develop combinations of neuropathies (e.g., distal symmetric polyneuropathy and autonomic neuropathy).
    • Furthermore, among older persons the development of pain is more likely to be related to the gradual progression of pain-related conditions such as arthritis or diabetic polyneuropathy.

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