from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves, characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In pathology, inflammation of a nerve.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Inflammation of a nerve.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun neurology, pathology Inflammation of one or more nerves.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun inflammation of a nerve accompanied by pain and sometimes loss of function


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  • Optic neuritis is caused by inflammation of the optic nerve, which is located between the back of the eye and the brain.

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  • Optic neuritis is diagnosed by clinical presentation as well as visualization of the optic disc using an ophthalmoscope.

    Information about optic neuritis in children

  • She left Mrs. Irwin nothing to do but to put on an air of refined resignation, of having neuralgia, which she now called neuritis, because Madeline had annoyed her so much, and of behaving, when Madeline sat with her, as much as possible like a person who was somewhere else.

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  • Today, I dunno, maybe the transient thought of an ex provoked acute headache, neuritis, and neuralgia, and you drove by him.

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  • Doctors in Australia, England, and Germany were seeing not only peripheral neuritis, but something much more disturbing in the offspring of their thalidomide patients: a sudden increase in cases of phocomelia, a birth defect in which limbs fail to develop, and which leaves infants with hands and feet growing directly from their shoulders and hips.


  • Jenks missed the final 27 games last season with ulnar neuritis in his right forearm.

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  • From 2006 through 2008, more than 40% of this doctor's patients in the database were described as suffering from brachial neuritis.

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  • Fatal in small quantities and mimics natural diseases: gastroenteritis, peripheral neuritis, dermatitis.

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  • In 2008, the Florida doctor earned at least 25% more from brachial neuritis patients than any other provider, according to the Journal's database analysis.

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  • She was concerned about reports of peripheral neuritis, irreversible nerve damage in patients taking thalidomide, and pointed out that there were contradictions in the safety data that might bear on this effect.



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