"Polyneuropathies" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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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.
- Polyneuropathy, Motor
- Motor Polyneuropathies
- Motor Polyneuropathy
- Polyneuropathies, Motor
- Polyneuropathy, Familial
- Familial Polyneuropathies
- Familial Polyneuropathy
- Polyneuropathies, Familial
- Polyneuropathy, Inherited
- Inherited Polyneuropathies
- Inherited Polyneuropathy
- Polyneuropathies, Inherited
- Polyneuropathy, Acquired
- Acquired Polyneuropathies
- Acquired Polyneuropathy
- Polyneuropathies, Acquired
Polyneuropathy, Critical Illness
- Polyneuropathy, Critical Illness
- Critical Illness Polyneuropathies
- Critical Illness Polyneuropathy
- Polyneuropathies, Critical Illness
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