\pəɹˈaləsˌɪs], \pəɹˈaləsˌɪs], \p_ə_ɹ_ˈa_l_ə_s_ˌɪ_s]\
Definitions of PARALYSIS
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- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1919 - The Winston Simplified Dictionary
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1899 - The american dictionary of the english language.
- 1894 - The Clarendon dictionary
- 1919 - The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
- 1871 - The Cabinet Dictionary of the English Language
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Daniel Lyons
By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman
By James Champlin Fernald
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
Abolition or great diminution of the voluntary motions, Myoparalysis, and sometimes of sensation, in one or more parts of the body. Palsy is said to be local, when it affects only a few muscles. When it extends to half the body, vertically or horizontally, it is called Hemiplegia or Paraplegia. It is commonly symptomatic of disease of the brain or of the nerves themselves, and is a frequent accompaniment, precursor, or successor of apoplexy,-Phrenoparalysis. The immediate cause is, generally, pressure, either by blood effused, or by serum, or by vascular turgescence. At its onset, therefore, bloodletting may be advisable; but, afterwards, the disease becomes one of nervous debility, and requires stimulants to the paralyzed parts, or to the mucous membranes, - frictions, sinapisms, blisters, the moxa, baths, electricity, galvanism, purgatives, and the nux vomica, which last has the property of exciting movements where the will has no longer power. The disease generally admits only of palliation, and is extremely apt to recur.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
By Smith Ely Jelliffe
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- Inflammation with sanguineous engorgement but without much induration. [Gr.]