AskDefine | Define neuritis

Dictionary Definition

neuritis n : inflammation of a nerve accompanied by pain and sometimes loss of function

User Contributed Dictionary



  1. In the context of "neurology|pathology": Inflammation of one or more nerves.
    Optic neuritis (or retrobulbar neuritis) is the inflammation of the optic nerve that may cause a complete or partial loss of vision.


inflammation of nerves

Extensive Definition

Neuritis is the general inflammation of the peripheral nervous system.


Symptoms depend on the nerves involved, but may include pain, paresthesia, paresis, hypoesthesia (numbness), anesthesia, paralysis, wasting, and disappearance of the reflexes.
  • Underlying conditions causing localized neuritis (affecting a single nerve):

Types of Neuritis


neuritis in German: Neuritis
neuritis in French: Névrite
neuritis in Italian: Nevrite
neuritis in Portuguese: Neurite

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