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Glossary for Neuropathy hereditary with liability to pressure palsies

  • Genetic Disease: Any disease that is handed down to oneself through the chromosomes of ones parents
  • Hereditary neuropathy with liability to pressure palsies: A rare disorder where the peripheral nerves are more sensitive to pressure than normal which results in recurring periods of numbness, tingling and sometimes loss of muscle function. The condition can affect one or more nerves such as the carpal tunnel nerve. Permanent damage to peripheral nerves can result from recurring episodes. The severity of symptoms are greatly variable from virtually asymptomatic to disability.
  • Limb symptoms: Symptoms affecting the limbs
  • 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.
  • Numbness: Loss of feeling or sensation
  • Sensory conditions: Medical conditions affecting the sensory system, especially the sense of touch.
  • Tingling: Tingling, prickling, or pins-and-needles sensations

 

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