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Meaning of CEREBRAL PALSY

Pronunciation:  'serubrul 'polzee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
 
 Synonyms: spastic paralysis
 
 See Also: brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy

 

 

Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Defect of motor power and co-ordination caused by damage to the developing brain.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: Cerebral palsy is a catch-all term for a collection of neonatal motor and neurologic disorders that is nonprogressive and nonhereditary. Intrauterine hypoxia and perinatal asphyxia is believed to be the major cause.

Characteristic disorders:

  • spastic forms: quadriplegia, diplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, monoplegia, triplegia
  • ataxia
  • dyskinesia
  • hypotonia
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, brain disease, cephalalgia, chorea, emotional disorder, epilepsy, falling sickness, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, headache, herpes zoster, ischialgia, migraine, MS, multiple sclerosis, nervous disorder, neuralgia, neuritis, neuropathy, organic psychosis, palsy, polyneuritis, pressure neuropathy, priapism, radiculitis, sciatic neuritis, sciatica, shaking palsy, shingles, spastic paralysis, the jerks, tic douloureux, toxic psychosis
 

 

 

 

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