polyradiculopathy

Diffuse root involvement; seen with, among other disorders, diabetic neuropathy (diabetic p.). SYN: polyradiculitis.
- diabetic p. an inclusive term for several types of diabetic neuropathy other than a polyneuropathy; includes diabetic amyotrophy and diabetic thoracic radiculopathy; attributed to diabetes-induced injury of one or more roots, often sequential, in the lumbar, thoracic, or occasionally, cervical region; affects primarily older males.

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poly·ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy (pol″e-rə-dik″u-lopґə-the) disease of several spinal nerve roots.

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