autonomic neuropathymedical dictionary

<neurology, pathology> A group of symptoms which is caused by damage to the nerves which supply the internal organs.

May be associated with diabetes, alcohol abuse, trauma (nerve injury) and the use of anticholinergic medications.

Symptoms include abdominal swelling, heat intolerance, nausea, vomiting, impotence, diarrhoea, constipation, dizziness with standing, difficulty urinating and urinary incontinence.

Origin: Gr. Pathos = disease

(27 Sep 1997)