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Descriptor English: Polyneuropathies
Descriptor Spanish: Polineuropatías
Descriptor polineuropatías
Entry term(s) polineuropatía adquirida
Scope note: Enfermedades que afectan simultáneamente a múltiples nervios periféricos. Las polineuropatías generalmente se caracterizan por afectación motora y sensorial, distales, simétricas y bilaterales, cuya gravedad se incrementa cuanto más distal sea la afectación. El proceso patológico que afecta a los nervios periféricos incluye la degeneración del axón, de la mielina, o de ambos. Las diversas formas de polineuropatía se pueden clasificar de acuerdo con el tipo de nervio afectado (por ej. sensorial, motor o autónomo), por la distribución del nervio afectado (por ej. distal versus proximal), por el componente del nervio principalmente afectado (por ej. desmielinizante versus axonal), por la etiología, o por el patrón hereditario.
Descriptor Portuguese: Polineuropatias
Descriptor French: Polyneuropathies
Entry term(s): Acquired Polyneuropathies
Acquired Polyneuropathy
Critical Illness Polyneuropathies
Critical Illness Polyneuropathy
Familial Polyneuropathies
Familial Polyneuropathy
Inherited Polyneuropathies
Inherited Polyneuropathy
Motor Polyneuropathies
Motor Polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathies, Acquired
Polyneuropathies, Critical Illness
Polyneuropathies, Familial
Polyneuropathies, Inherited
Polyneuropathies, Motor
Polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathy, Acquired
Polyneuropathy, Critical Illness
Polyneuropathy, Familial
Polyneuropathy, Inherited
Polyneuropathy, Motor
Tree number(s): C10.668.829.800
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011115
Scope note: Diseases of multiple peripheral nerves simultaneously. Polyneuropathies usually are characterized by symmetrical, bilateral distal motor and sensory impairment with a graded increase in severity distally. The pathological processes affecting peripheral nerves include degeneration of the axon, myelin or both. The various forms of polyneuropathy are categorized by the type of nerve affected (e.g., sensory, motor, or autonomic), by the distribution of nerve injury (e.g., distal vs. proximal), by nerve component primarily affected (e.g., demyelinating vs. axonal), by etiology, or by pattern of inheritance.
Allowable Qualifiers: BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced
CL classification
CN congenital
CO complications
DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy
DI diagnosis
DT drug therapy
EC economics
EH ethnology
EM embryology
EN enzymology
EP epidemiology
ET etiology
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
ME metabolism
MI microbiology
MO mortality
NU nursing
PA pathology
PC prevention & control
PP physiopathology
PS parasitology
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
RT radiotherapy
SU surgery
TH therapy
UR urine
VE veterinary
VI virology
Public MeSH Note: 2000; see POLYNEURITIS 1966-1999
History Note: 2000(1966)
DeCS ID: 11553
Unique ID: D011115
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Date Established: 2000/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/09
Polyneuropathies - Preferred
Concept UI M0333806
Scope note Diseases of multiple peripheral nerves simultaneously. Polyneuropathies usually are characterized by symmetrical, bilateral distal motor and sensory impairment with a graded increase in severity distally. The pathological processes affecting peripheral nerves include degeneration of the axon, myelin or both. The various forms of polyneuropathy are categorized by the type of nerve affected (e.g., sensory, motor, or autonomic), by the distribution of nerve injury (e.g., distal vs. proximal), by nerve component primarily affected (e.g., demyelinating vs. axonal), by etiology, or by pattern of inheritance.
Preferred term Polyneuropathies
Entry term(s) Polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathy, Motor - Narrower
Concept UI M0336470
Preferred term Polyneuropathy, Motor
Entry term(s) Motor Polyneuropathies
Motor Polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathies, Motor
Polyneuropathy, Familial - Narrower
Concept UI M0336469
Preferred term Polyneuropathy, Familial
Entry term(s) Familial Polyneuropathies
Familial Polyneuropathy
Inherited Polyneuropathies
Inherited Polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathies, Familial
Polyneuropathies, Inherited
Polyneuropathy, Inherited
Polyneuropathy, Acquired - Narrower
Concept UI M0336467
Preferred term Polyneuropathy, Acquired
Entry term(s) Acquired Polyneuropathies
Acquired Polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathies, Acquired
Polyneuropathy, Critical Illness - Narrower
Concept UI M0336468
Preferred term Polyneuropathy, Critical Illness
Entry term(s) Critical Illness Polyneuropathies
Critical Illness Polyneuropathy
Polyneuropathies, Critical Illness



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