Definition of neurapraxia in US English:

neurapraxia

noun

Medicine
  • Transient dysfunction of a nerve, typically seen as muscle weakness or paralysis with subjective sensory disturbance, caused by a focal, minor injury to the nerve; an instance of this.

Origin

1940s; earliest use found in The British Medical Journal. From neuro- + apraxia.

Pronunciation

neurapraxia

/ˌnjʊərəˈpraksɪə/