1. Inflammation of a nerve. 2. SYN: neuropathy. [neuri- + G. -itis, inflammation]
- adventitial n. inflammation of the sheath of a nerve. SEE ALSO: perineuritis.
- ascending n. inflammation progressing upward along a nerve trunk in a direction away from the periphery.
- axial n. SYN: parenchymatous n..
- brachial n. SYN: neuralgic amyotrophy.
- central n. SYN: parenchymatous n..
- descending n. inflammation progressing along a nerve trunk toward the periphery.
- Eichhorst n. SYN: interstitial n..
- endemic n. SYN: beriberi.
- fallopian n. SYN: facial paralysis.
- interstitial n. inflammation of the connective tissue framework of a nerve. SYN: Eichhorst n..
- intraocular n. inflammation of the retinal portion of the optic nerve.
- Leyden n. fatty degeneration of the fibers of the affected nerve.
- optic n. inflammation of the optic nerve. SEE ALSO: neuromyelitis optica, retrobulbar n., papillitis.
- parenchymatous n. inflammation of the nervous substance proper, the axons, and myelin. SYN: axial n., central n..
- retrobulbar n. optic n. without swelling of the optic disk.
- sciatic n. SYN: sciatica.
- segmental n. 1. inflammation occurring at several points along the course of a nerve; 2. segmental demyelinating neuropathy
- toxic n. n. caused by an endogenous or exogenous toxin.
- traumatic n. nerve lesion following an injury.

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neu·ri·tis n(y)u̇-'rīt-əs n, pl -rit·i·des -'rit-ə-.dēz or -ri·tis·es an inflammatory or degenerative lesion of a nerve marked esp. by pain, sensory disturbances, and impaired or lost reflexes compare NEURALGIA
neu·rit·ic -'rit-ik adj

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a disease of the peripheral nerves showing the pathological changes of inflammation. The term is also used in a less precise sense as an alternative to neuropathy. See also retrobulbar neuritis.

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neu·ri·tis (n-riґtis) [neur- + -itis] inflammation of a nerve, with pain and tenderness, anesthesia and paresthesias, paralysis, wasting, and disappearance of the reflexes. See also neuropathy.

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