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lead polyneuropathy[′led ¦päl·ē·nu̇′räp·ə·thē]
A distal polyneuropathy, affecting mainly the wrist and hand, seen principally in adults with chronic lead poisoning; characterized by weakness, paresthesias, pain, and glove-and-stocking anesthesia. Also known as lead palsy.
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