Alcoholic neuropathy

Neuropathy - alcoholic; Alcoholic polyneuropathy

Alcoholic neuropathy is damage to the nerves that results from excessive drinking of alcohol.

Alcoholic neuropathy

Alcoholic neuropathy is damage to the nerves that results from excessive drinking of alcohol. The damage may affect the autonomic nerves (those that regulate internal body functions) and the nerves that control movement and sensation.

Motor nerves

Motor nerves are the nerves responsible for all voluntary skeletal and somatic movement such as moving the leg or arm.

Autonomic Nerves

Autonomic nerves are concerned with muscular functions which are reflexive, such as breathing, heartbeats and peristalsis (rhythmic movements of the intestines).

Central nervous system and peripheral nervous system

The central nervous system is comprised of the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system includes all peripheral nerves.

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