Definition: The mildest type of focal nerve lesion that produces clinical deficits; localized loss of conduction along a nerve without axon degeneration; caused by a focal lesion, usually demyelinating, but occasionally ischemic (when of shorter than a few hours' duration), followed by a complete recovery.
[neur- + G. a- priv. + praxis, action]
See Also: axonotmesis
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