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Glossary for Neuropathy ataxia and retinis pigmentosa

  • Arm numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Arm pain: Pain or discomfort of one or both arms
  • Arm tingling: Abnormal tingling sensation in the arm.
  • Ataxia: It is a neurological sign and symptom consisting of gross lack of co-ordination of muscle movements.
  • Coordination and balance conditions: Medical disorders of the systems of balance and coordination.
  • Dementia: Various mental impairment conditions.
  • Dizziness: Feelings of lightheadedness or giddiness.
  • Eye and vision conditions: Medical conditions affecting the eyes or the vision systems.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Leg numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Leg pain: Pain affecting the leg
  • Leg paresthesia: Leg tingling, prickling, numbness or burning sensations
  • Movement disorders: Medical conditions affecting the movement systems, such as walking or tremor.
  • Muscle weakness: A condition which is characterized by an inability of the muscles to function at their full strenght
  • Nervous system conditions: Diseases affecting the nerves and the nervous system.
  • Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy is the term for damage to nerves of the peripheral nervous system, which may be caused either by diseases of the nerve or from the side-effects of systemic illness.
  • Neuropathy -- ataxia -- retinitis pigmentosa: A rare inherited disorder where defects in the energy producing part of cells affects the nervous system and causes symptoms such as muscle and vision problems. Severity and rang of symptoms are variable.
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa: Retinitis pigmentosa is an inherited eye disorder characterized by progressive loss of peripheral vision and night vision difficulties that can cause central vision loss.


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