Neuropathy secondary to drugs

Neuropathy is injury to one or more peripheral nerves. These are nerves that are not in the brain or spinal cord. Neuropathy secondary to drugs causes a loss of sensation or movement in a part of the body due to nerve damage from taking a certain medicine, combination of medicines, or illicit (street) drugs.

Central nervous system and peripheral nervous system

The central nervous system comprises the brain and spinal cord. The peripheral nervous system includes all peripheral nerves.



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