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paralysis British & World English

The loss of the ability to move (and sometimes to feel anything) in part or most of the body, typically as a result of illness, poison, or injury

paralysis English Thesaurus

the disease can cause paralysis

creeping paralysis British & World English

Less technical term for locomotor ataxia.

paralysis agitans British & World English

Less common term for Parkinson's disease.

spastic paralysis in spastic British & World English

Relating to or denoting a form of muscular weakness (spastic paralysis) typical of cerebral palsy, caused by damage to the brain or spinal cord and involving reflex resistance to passive movement of the limbs and difficulty in initiating and controlling muscular movement

GPI British & World English

General paralysis of the insane, a condition associated with the late stages of syphilis which is characterized by a combination of dementia, weakness of the limbs, speech and hearing difficulties, and various other symptoms