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Medical Term:

onion bulb neuropathy

Definition

designation for any of several demyelinating polyneuropathies in which the nerves are enlarged because of onion bulb formation—whorls of overlapping Schwann cell processes encircling bare medullated axons; progressive hypertrophic polyneuropathy.

See: hypertrophic interstitial neuropathy

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