radiculopathy

Disorder of the spinal nerve roots. SYN: radiculitis. [radiculo- + G. pathos, suffering]
- diabetic thoracic r. a type of diabetic neuropathy that affects primarily elderly patients with diabetes mellitus; clinically characterized by thoracic or abdominal pain, mainly anterior, but sometimes with radiation around the trunk from the midline; usually unilateral; may extend over several segments; probably due to ischemic injury of two or more contiguous roots; one type of diabetic polyradiculopathy.

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ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy -'läp-ə-thē n, pl -thies any pathological condition of the nerve roots

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ra·dic·u·lop·a·thy (rə-dik″u-lopґə-the) disease of the nerve roots, such as from inflammation or impingement by a tumor or a bony spur.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • radiculopathy — /rədɪkjəˈlɒpəθi/ (say ruhdikjuh lopuhthee) noun nerve root dysfunction, often caused by chronic pressure as with the discs of the spine, causing radiating muscular tingling, numbness and pain. {radicul(ar) + o + pathy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • thoracoabdominal radiculopathy — radiculopathy involving the thoracic and lumbar nerve roots, the most common form of diabetic radiculopathy; symptoms are pain and dysesthesias in the chest and abdomen …   Medical dictionary

  • cervical radiculopathy — radiculopathy of cervical nerve roots, often with neck or shoulder pain; compression of nerve roots is a common cause in this area …   Medical dictionary

  • diabetic radiculopathy — radiculopathy, most commonly involving the thoracic and upper lumbar roots, that accompanies diabetes mellitus; it is often associated with significant weight loss …   Medical dictionary

  • thoracic radiculopathy — a rare type of radiculopathy involving the thoracic nerve roots, with pain in a bandlike distribution around the chest …   Medical dictionary

  • lumbar radiculopathy — any disease of lumbar nerve roots, such as from disk herniation or compression by a tumor or bony spur, with lower back pain and often paresthesias. One type is sciatica …   Medical dictionary

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