A problem in peripheral nerve function (any part of the nervous system except the brain and spinal cord) that causes pain, numbness, tingling, swelling, and muscle weakness in various parts of the body. Neuropathies may be caused by physical injury, infection, toxic substances, disease (e.g., cancer, diabetes, kidney failure, or malnutrition), or drugs such as anticancer drugs. Also called peripheral neuropathy.

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Neuropathy strictly speaking is any disease that affects the neurons of the ...
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Hereditary Neuropathies Information Page
... Hereditary neuropathies are a group of inherited disorders of the peripheral nervous system. Within the group there are 4 subcategories of disorders, including hereditary motor and sensory neuropathy,...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Peripheral Neuropathy Information Page
... Peripheral neuropathy describes damage to the peripheral nerves, the vast communications network that transmits information from the brain and spinal cord to every other part of the body. It may be ca...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

   

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