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radiculitis

[ra-dik-yuh-lahy-tis] /ræˌdɪk yəˈlaɪ tɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
inflammation of a spinal nerve root.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10; < Neo-Latin; see radicle, -itis
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Examples for radiculitis
  • Cranial nerve palsies, as well as motor and sensory radiculitis, may also be seen.
radiculitis in Medicine

radiculitis ra·dic·u·li·tis (rə-dĭk'yə-lī'tĭs)
n.

  1. Inflammation of the intradural portion of a spinal nerve root prior to its entrance into the intervertebral foramen.

  2. Inflammation of the portion of a spinal nerve root between the intervertebral foramen and the nerve plexus.

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