Literally meaning :“affection of several neurons”
Origin: Anc Greek
+ νεύρον/nevron(=neuron) > νευρά/nevra (=catgut)
> (νεαρόν/nearon (=young) because catgut were made from intestines of young animals.
–πάθεια/patheia (-pathy, suffix denoting “suffering”) > πάθος( masculine gender) / pathos(=passion, sorrow, strong emotion).
Polyneuropathy is generilized neuropathy affecting several nerves simultaneously.