Neuritis definition

no͝o-rītĭs, nyo͝o-
Inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves, characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.
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Inflammation of a nerve or nerves, accompanied by changes in sensory and motor activity in the region of the affected nerve and often associated with a degenerative process.
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Inflammation of a nerve or group of nerves, characterized by pain, loss of reflexes, and atrophy of the affected muscles.
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(neurology, pathology) Inflammation of one or more nerves.

Optic neuritis (retrobulbar neuritis) is the inflammation of the optic nerve that may cause a complete or partial loss of vision.

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Noun

Singular:
neuritis
Plural:
neuritides