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Overview of Diseases of the Peripheral Nerve and Neuromuscular Junction


William B. Thomas

, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Neurology), Neurology and Neurosurgery, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences, University of Tennessee

Last full review/revision Oct 2013 | Content last modified Oct 2013

Diseases of the peripheral nerve and neuromuscular junction include degenerative diseases, inflammatory diseases, metabolic disorders, neoplasia, nutritional disorders, toxic disorders, trauma, and vascular diseases. For a discussion of congenital disorders, see Congenital and Inherited Anomalies of the Nervous System.

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