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neuritis

[noo-rahy-tis, nyoo-] /nʊˈraɪ tɪs, nyʊ-/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of a nerve.
2.
continuous pain in a nerve, associated with paralysis and sensory disturbances.
Origin
1830-1840
1830-40; neur- + -itis
Related forms
neuritic
[noo-rit-ik, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɪt ɪk, nyʊ-/ (Show IPA),
adjective
antineuritic, adjective, noun
postneuritic, adjective
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Examples for neuritis
  • Optic neuritis, inflammation of the nerves in the eye, is a common early symptom in over half of patients.
  • It's a popular moniker of cubital tunnel syndrome-neuritis, or inflammation of the ulnar nerve.
British Dictionary definitions for neuritis

neuritis

/njʊˈraɪtɪs/
noun
1.
inflammation of a nerve or nerves, often accompanied by pain and loss of function in the affected part
Derived Forms
neuritic (njʊˈrɪtɪk) adjective
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Word Origin and History for neuritis
n.

"inflammation of a nerve or nerves," 1825, from Greek neuron "nerve" (see neuro-) + -itis. Related: Neuritic.

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neuritis in Medicine

neuritis neu·ri·tis (nu-rī'tĭs, nyu-)
n.
The inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves that is characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.


neu·rit'ic (-rĭt'ĭk) adj.
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