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Paralysis Definition

Definitions of the different types of Paralysis

Definition of Flaccid Faralysis

Describes a condition in which people experience limp, floppy muscles that lack firmness, due to lack of activity in these muscles. Voluntary control over these muscles has been lost and they are unable to contract.
www.spinalnet.co.uk/EEndCom/GBCON/homepage.nsf/0/8A8FF6DBC41246F000256C59003F2FF2

Definition of Facial Nerve Paralysis:

Loss of voluntary movement of the muscles on one side of the face due to abnormal function of the facial nerve (also known as the 7th cranial nerve) which supplies those muscles. Facial nerve paralysis is also called Bell's palsy.
 
 

Definition of Hypnapompic Paralysis or Sleep Paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a term either used to describe the normal paralysis of the body that occurs during REM sleep, or the disorder in which awareness is maintained when the body becomes paralysed when entering sleep (known as hypnogogic paralysis) or remains inappropriately paralysed when awakening (known as hypnopompic paralysis). To differentiate normal sleep paralysis and the disorder, the term for the sleep disorder is often referred to as awareness during sleep paralysis.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hypnapompic_paralysis

Definition of Infantile Paralysis or Polio

Poliomyelitis ("polio"), or infantile paralysis, is a viral paralytic disease. The causative agent, a virus called poliovirus (PV), enters the body orally, infecting the intestinal lining. It may proceed to the blood stream and into the central nervous system causing muscle weakness and often paralysis.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infantile_paralysis

Definition of landry's paralysis or Guillan-Barre

Guillain-Barre syndrome: a form of peripheral polyneuritis characterized by pain and weakness and sometimes paralysis of the limbs; cause is unknown
wordnet.princeton.edu/perl/webwn

Definition of paralysis agitans

Antiquated name for Parkinson's disease
www.michaeljfox.org/parkinsons/glossary.php

Definition of partial paralysis

It is only an impairment of the action of a muscle or a group of muscles (not a total loss of function).
www.geocities.com/sapatney/terminology.htm

Definitions of sleep paralysis

Sleep paralysis is a term either used to describe the normal paralysis of the body that occurs during REM sleep, or the disorder in which awareness is maintained when the body becomes paralysed when entering sleep (known as hypnogogic paralysis) or remains inappropriately paralysed when awakening (known as hypnopompic paralysis). To differentiate normal sleep paralysis and the disorder, the term for the sleep disorder is often referred to as awareness during sleep paralysis.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sleep_paralysis

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
   

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11/21/2010

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