Medical Definition of Nerve biopsy

1. A procedure which involves the removal of a small specimen of nerve tissue for microscopic analysis. The ankle or wrist are the most common sites used for nerve biopsy. Conditions such as amyloidosis, sarcoidosis, metabolic polyneuropathy, leprosy, demyelination, alcoholic neuropathy, Charcot-Marie-tooth disease, peroneal nerve dysfunction, mononeuritis multiplex and other polyneuropathies may be detected using this study. (21 Mar 1998)



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Nerve Biopsy

nerval
nervate
nervation
nervations
nervature
nervatures
nerve
nerve-ending
nerve-racking
nerve-shaken
nerve-shredding
nerve-wracking
nerve agent
nerve agents
nerve avulsion
nerve biopsy (current term)
nerve block
nerve block anaesthesia
nerve block anesthesia
nerve cell
nerve cell body
nerve cells
nerve center
nerve centers
nerve centre
nerve compression
nerve compression syndromes
nerve conduction
nerve conduction velocity
nerve cord

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