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Glossary for Peripheral Neuropathy -- Intestinal Pseudo-Obstruction -- Deafness

  • Abdominal conditions: Medical conditions affecting the abdominal region.
  • Constipation: Difficult or dry bowel movements
  • Deafness: Inability to hear sounds.
  • Digestive Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Ear and Hearing conditions: Medical conditions affecting the ears or the hearing systems.
  • Head Conditions: Conditions that affect the head
  • Intestinal Conditions: Conditions that affect the intestines
  • Intestinal pseudo-obstruction: A digestive disorder where the intestines are unable to contract normally and push food through the digestive system. This results in symptoms similar to an obstruction and hence the name pseudo-obstruction. The walls of the affected gastrointestinal tract becomes thin and the muscles that control its motion start to degenerate.
  • 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.
  • Peripheral 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.
  • Reduced muscle tone: Reduced muscle tone is a loss of or less than normal amount of muscle tightness.
  • Speech and communication conditions: Medical conditions affecting speech or the ability to communicate.

 

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