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  • adj. Near a nerve or nerves

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Surrounding a nerve or nerves.
  • Specifically, in insects, lying around the nerves. See peri-intestinal.


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peri- +‎ neural


  • Other names include Morton's toe, interdigital neuritis, and interdigital perineural fibroma.

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  • As it passes from the brain it receives sheaths from the three cerebral membranes, a perineural sheath from the pia mater, an intermediate sheath from the arachnoid, and an outer sheath from the dura mater, which is also connected with the periosteum as it passes through the optic foramen.

    IX. Neurology. 5b. The Optic Nerve

  • The innermost or perineural sheath sends a process around the arteria centralis retinæ into the interior of the nerve, and enters intimately into its structure.

    IX. Neurology. 5b. The Optic Nerve

  • The absorption of the cerebrospinal fluid is a dual process, being chiefly a rapid drainage through the arachnoid villi into the great dural sinuses, and, in small part, a slow escape into the true lymphatic vessels, by way of an abundant but indirect perineural course.

    IX. Neurology. 4h. The Cerebrospinal Fluid

  • Prueitt RL, Yi M, Hudson RS, Wallace TA, Howe TM, et al. (2008) Expression of microRNAs and protein-coding genes associated with perineural invasion in prostate cancer.

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  • Vesalainen S, Lipponen P, Talja M, Syrjanen K. Histological grade, perineural infiltration, tumour-infiltrating lymphocytes and apoptosis as determinants of long-term prognosis in prostatic adenocarcinoma.

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  • All cases presented perineural invasion, and one patient presented vascular invasion. c-kit positivity was found in all cases.

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  • I've had two injections into my back - a perineural and an epidural.

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