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Descriptor English:   Polyneuropathies 
Descriptor Spanish:   Polineuropatías 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Polineuropatias 
Synonyms English:   Polyneuropathy, Critical Illness
Polyneuropathy, Familial
Polyneuropathy, Inherited
Polyneuropathy, Motor
Acquired Polyneuropathies
Acquired Polyneuropathy
Critical Illness Polyneuropathies
Critical Illness Polyneuropathy
Familial Polyneuropathies
Familial Polyneuropathy
Inherited Polyneuropathies
Inherited Polyneuropathy
Motor Polyneuropathies
Motor Polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathies, Acquired
Polyneuropathies, Critical Illness
Polyneuropathies, Familial
Polyneuropathies, Inherited
Polyneuropathies, Motor
Polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathy, Acquired  
Tree Number:   C10.668.829.800
Definition English:   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. 
History Note English:   2000(1966) 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   11553 
Unique Identifier:   D011115 

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