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Alcoholic Neuropathy MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Alcoholic Neuropathy
Tree Number(s)
C10.668.829.800.050
C10.720.112.400
C25.723.705.150.400
C25.775.100.087.193.400
Unique ID
D020269
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D020269
Scope Note
A condition where damage to the peripheral nervous system (including the peripheral elements of the autonomic nervous system) is associated with chronic ingestion of alcoholic beverages. The disorder may be caused by a direct effect of alcohol, an associated nutritional deficiency, or a combination of factors. Clinical manifestations include variable degrees of weakness; ATROPHY; PARESTHESIAS; pain; loss of reflexes; sensory loss; diaphoresis; and postural hypotension. (From Arch Neurol 1995;52(1):45-51; Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1146)
Entry Term(s)
Alcohol-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy
Alcohol-Induced Polyneuropathy
Alcohol-Related Autonomic Polyneuropathy
Alcohol-Related Polyneuropathy
Alcoholic Axonal Neuropathy
Neuropathy, Alcoholic
Peripheral Neuropathy, Alcohol-Induced
Polyneuritis, Alcoholic
Polyneuropathy, Alcoholic
NLM Classification #
WL 520
Previous Indexing
Alcoholism/complications (1966-1999)
Peripheral Nervous System Diseases/etiology (1966-1999)
Public MeSH Note
2000
History Note
2000
Date Established
2000/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/11/03
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Alcoholic Neuropathy Preferred
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