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Polyneuropathies MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Diseases of multiple peripheral nerves simultaneously. Polyneuropathies usually are characterized by symmetrical, bilateral distal motor and sensory impairment with a graded increase in severity distally. The pathological processes affecting peripheral nerves include degeneration of the axon, myelin or both. The various forms of polyneuropathy are categorized by the type of nerve affected (e.g., sensory, motor, or autonomic), by the distribution of nerve injury (e.g., distal vs. proximal), by nerve component primarily affected (e.g., demyelinating vs. axonal), by etiology, or by pattern of inheritance.
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Polyneuropathy, Acquired
Polyneuropathy, Critical Illness
Polyneuropathy, Familial
Polyneuropathy, Inherited
Polyneuropathy, Motor
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WL 520
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2000; see POLYNEURITIS 1966-1999
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Polyneuropathies Preferred
Polyneuropathy, Motor Narrower
Polyneuropathy, Familial Narrower
Polyneuropathy, Acquired Narrower
Polyneuropathy, Critical Illness Narrower
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