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creeping paralysis

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Definition of creeping paralysis in English:


Less technical term for locomotor ataxia.
Example sentences
  • Symptoms include fever and creeping paralysis from the feet upwards, all of which the patient has shown.
  • The usual prognosis is gradual immobility, followed by creeping paralysis, leading eventually to death by suffocation or pneumonia as the respiratory muscles seize up.
  • There is no antidote or cure for powerful vincristine being injected through the spine, just an agonising, creeping paralysis of the body until the heart finally stops.

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