peripheral

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burning pain in a limb along the course of a peripheral nerve; usually associated with skin changes causalgia
glaucoma caused by blockage of the canal of Schlemm; produces gradual loss of peripheral vision chronic glaucoma , open-angle glaucoma
(computer science) a program that determines how a computer will communicate with a peripheral device device driver , driver
impaired articulatory ability resulting from defects in the peripheral motor nerves or in the speech musculature dysarthria
specialized structure at the peripheral end of some motor or sensory nerve fibers end organ
form of peripheral polyneuritis characterized by pain and weakness and sometimes paralysis of the limbs; cause is unknown Guillain-Barre syndrome , infectious polyneuritis , Landry's paralysis
anoxia resulting from slow peripheral circulation (such as follows congestive cardiac failure) ischemic anoxia , stagnant anoxia
hypoxia resulting from slow peripheral circulation (such as follows congestive cardiac failure) ischemic hypoxia , stagnant hypoxia
inflammation of many or all of the peripheral nerves (as in leprosy) multiple neuritis , polyneuritis
protein that is involved in the growth of peripheral nerve cells nerve growth factor , NGF
tumor of the fibrous covering of a peripheral nerve neurilemoma , neurofibroma
any pathology of the peripheral nerves neuropathy
any surgery that involves the nervous system (brain or spinal cord or peripheral nerves) neurosurgery
abnormal skin sensations (as tingling or tickling or itching or burning) usually associated with peripheral nerve damage paraesthesia , paresthesia
small flower with a flat strap-shaped corolla usually occupying the peripheral rings of a composite flower ray floret , ray flower
form of epilepsy in which attacks are induced by peripheral stimulation reflex epilepsy
fungus that attacks living fish and tadpoles and spawn causing white fungus disease: a coating of white hyphae on especially peripheral parts (as fins) Saprolegnia ferax , white fungus
any cell that covers the nerve fibers in the peripheral nervous system and forms the myelin sheath Schwann cell
use of heat to treat a disease or disorder; heating pads or hot compresses or hot-water bottles are used to promote circulation in peripheral vascular disease or to relax tense muscles thermotherapy
vasodilator that is used to treat spasms of peripheral blood vessels (as in acrocyanosis) tolazoline
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