inflammation of a nerve.
continuous pain in a nerve, associated with paralysis and sensory disturbances.
Origin of neuritis
Related formsneu·rit·ic [noo-rit-ik, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɪt ɪk, nyʊ-/, adjectivean·ti·neu·rit·ic, adjective, nounpost·neu·rit·ic, adjective
First recorded in 1830–40; neur-
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Derived Formsneuritic (njʊˈrɪtɪk), adjective
inflammation of a nerve or nerves, often accompanied by pain and loss of function in the affected part
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Word Origin and History for neuritis
"inflammation of a nerve or nerves," 1825, from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + -itis. Related: Neuritic.
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Related formsneu•rit′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.
The inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves that is characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.
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