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Pronunciation: nu-rop'a-the


  1. A classic term for any disorder affecting any segment of the nervous system.
  2. In contemporary usage, a disease involving the cranial nerves or the peripheral or autonomic nervous system.

Synonym(s): neuritis2, neuropathia

[neuro- + G. pathos, suffering]

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