The generic term of neuropathy
defines a pathology
affecting a nerve. In cases of sensory neuropathy, the damage is made to a sensory neuron
that controls sensitivity. The different forms of sensitivity include sensitivity to pain, called algesic sensitivity; to heat or cold, called thermic sensitivity; and to very delicate, finely discriminatory stimuli, called epicritic sensitivity. The term sensory neuropathy covers all diseases that affect
one or more sensory peripheral nerves
, and one or more types of sensitivity. There are many known sensitive neuropathies with differing underlying causes, yet symptoms are typically paresthesia
, commonly known as pins and needles, numbness, or painful sensations similar to burns or electric shocks.
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Latest update on October 29, 2013 at 07:32 AM by Jeff.