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[noo-rop-uh-thee, nyoo-] /nʊˈrɒp ə θi, nyʊ-/
any diseased condition of the nervous system.
Origin of neuropathy
1855-60; neuro- + -pathy
Related forms
[noo r-uh-path-ik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈpæθ ɪk, ˌnyʊər-/ (Show IPA),
neuropathically, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for neuropathy
  • Peripheral neuropathy can also be caused by anxiety and stress.
  • If you get neuropathy the medical version is when your feet die they get removed.
  • They say it works well for arthritic pain and diabetic neuropathy.
  • It may be a nerve disorder known as neuropathy, triggered by diseases as diverse as cancer and diabetes.
  • There are other causes of these symptoms and there are medications that can help diabetic neuropathy.
  • Safety is an important consideration for people with neuropathy.
  • Ulnar nerve dysfunction is a common form of peripheral neuropathy.
  • Any illness or other source of inflammation that is causing the neuropathy should be treated.
  • neuropathy refers to a group of disorders that affect nerves.
  • Tibial nerve dysfunction is an unusual form of peripheral neuropathy.
British Dictionary definitions for neuropathy


disease of the nervous system
Derived Forms
neuropathic (ˌnjʊərəʊˈpæθɪk) adjective
neuropathically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for neuropathy

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

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neuropathy in Medicine

neuropathy neu·rop·a·thy (nu-rŏp'ə-thē, nyu-)
A disease or an abnormality of the nervous system, especially one affecting the cranial or spinal nerves.

neu'ro·path'ic (nur'ə-pāth'ĭk, nyur'-) adj.
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