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neu·ri·tis

 (no͝o-rī′tĭs, nyo͝o-)
n.
Inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves, characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.

neu·rit′ic (-rĭt′ĭk) adj.

neuritis

(njʊˈraɪtɪs)
n
(Medicine) inflammation of a nerve or nerves, often accompanied by pain and loss of function in the affected part
neuritic adj

neu•ri•tis

(nʊˈraɪ tɪs, nyʊ-)

n.
inflammation of a nerve, often marked by pain, numbness or tingling, or paralysis.
[1830–40; < Greek neûr(on) sinew, nerve + -itis]
neu•rit′ic (-ˈrɪt ɪk) adj.

neuritis

1. an inflammation in a nerve.
2. a continuous pain in a nerve, associated with paralysis, loss of reflexes, and sensory disturbances. — neuritic, adj.
See also: Nerves
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neuritis - inflammation of a nerve accompanied by pain and sometimes loss of function
inflammation, redness, rubor - a response of body tissues to injury or irritation; characterized by pain and swelling and redness and heat
multiple neuritis, polyneuritis - inflammation of many or all of the peripheral nerves (as in leprosy)
retrobulbar neuritis - inflammation of the optic nerve behind the eye; common in multiple sclerosis
Translations
neuritida

neuritis

[njʊəˈraɪtɪs] Nneuritis f

neuritis

neuritis

n neuritis f; optical — neuritis óptica
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Based on the signalment, clinical signs, and EMG findings, the tentative diagnosis was peripheral neuritis secondary to Marek's disease (gallid herpesvirus 2).
We observed that thalidomide is helpful not only in resolving the bullous ENL lesions, but it was very effective in treating the peripheral neuritis which had not responded to oral steroids.
The peripheral neuritis and CNS effects are related to pyridoxine (vitamin B6) depletion and are an important reason for pyridoxine supplementation in patients receiving INH.

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