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[noo-rahy-tis, nyoo-] /nʊˈraɪ tɪs, nyʊ-/

noun, Pathology.
inflammation of a nerve.
continuous pain in a nerve, associated with paralysis and sensory disturbances.
inflammation of a nerve or nerves, often accompanied by pain and loss of function in the affected part

“inflammation of a nerve or nerves,” 1825, from Greek neuron “nerve” (see neuro-) + -itis. Related: Neuritic.

neuritis neu·ri·tis (nu-rī’tĭs, nyu-)
The inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves that is characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.
neu·rit’ic (-rĭt’ĭk) adj.


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