Neuritis (noun)

  1. Inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves, characterized by pain, weakness, and sometimes loss of function.
  2. An inflammation of a nerve or nerves.

Origin:

From the greek νευρο- (neuro-) meaning "nerve" and -itis meaning "inflammation".

Examples:

  1. The patient was diagnosed with optic neuritis, an inflammation of the optic nerve.
  2. The neuritis in her wrist caused her to drop things and made it difficult to grip.
  3. The neuritis was so severe that it caused him to lose feeling in his fingers.
  4. She was diagnosed with neuritis in her leg, which caused her to limp.
  5. The neuritis was caused by a viral infection and was treated with corticosteroids and physical therapy.
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