Adjective "neuritic" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌnjʊəˈrɪtɪk/

Definitions and examples

adjective

  1. 'When the plasma cholesterol level is high, an increase in sterol turnover in the brain may increase the rate of amyloid B production and apolipoprotein levels to promote the formation of neuritic plaques that are characteristic of AD.'
  2. 'The pathological hallmarks - and suspected, although not established, causes - of Alzheimer's disease include extracellular neuritic plaques and intracellular neurofibrillary tangles.'

Definitions

1. inflammation of a nerve.

2. continuous pain in a nerve, associated with paralysis and sensory disturbances.

More examples(as adjective)

"plaqueses can be neuritic."

Origin

(neuritis)