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Definition of Peripheral neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy: A problem with the functioning of the nerves outside the spinal cord. Symptoms of peripheral neuropathy may include numbness, weakness, burning pain (especially at night), and loss of reflexes.

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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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