neuropathy

[ noo-rop-uh-thee, nyoo- ]
/ nʊˈrɒp ə θi, nyʊ- /
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noun

any diseased condition of the nervous system.

Nearby words

  1. neuropathic arthropathy,
  2. neuropathic bladder,
  3. neuropathic joint,
  4. neuropathogenesis,
  5. neuropathology,
  6. neuropeptide,
  7. neuropharmacology,
  8. neurophysin,
  9. neurophysiology,
  10. neuropil

Origin of neuropathy

First recorded in 1855–60; neuro- + -pathy

Related formsneu·ro·path·ic [noo r-uh-path-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈpæθ ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/, adjectiveneu·ro·path·i·cal·ly, adverb

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British Dictionary definitions for neuropathic

neuropathy

/ (njʊˈrɒpəθɪ) /

noun

disease of the nervous system
Derived Formsneuropathic (ˌnjʊərəʊˈpæθɪk), adjectiveneuropathically, adverb

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Word Origin and History for neuropathic

neuropathy

n.

1827, from neuro- + -pathy. Related: Neuropath; neuropathic; neuropathist.

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Medicine definitions for neuropathic

neuropathy

[ nu-rŏpə-thē ]

n.

A disease or abnormality of the nervous system, especially one affecting the cranial or spinal nerves.
Related formsneu′ro•pathic (nur′ə-păthĭk) adj.


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