PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY

a neuromuscular disorder of the limbs caused by injury to the PNS and generally marked by clumsiness, numbness, weakness, and sensory loss. There are many causes which are inclusive of trauma or injury, nutritional insufficiencies, diabetes, and exposure to poisonous compounds. It exists in 5-15% cases of chronic alcoholism.

PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY: "I would love to attend medical school and study peripheral neuropathy."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PERIPHERAL NEUROPATHY," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/peripheral-neuropathy/ (accessed October 17, 2019).
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