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Medical Term:

axon loss polyneuropathy


Definition: a type of polyneuropathy in which axon degeneration is the sole or predominant feature; it has many etiologies, particularly toxic and metabolic; nerve conduction studies show that it affects the amplitude of the responses but does not cause conduction slowing or block.

Synonym(s): axonal polyneuropathy

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