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Meaning of PALSY

Pronunciation:  'polzee

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor
  2. [n]  loss of the ability to move a body part
  3. [v]  affect with palsy

PALSY is a 5 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: paralysis
 See Also: akinesia, akinesis, alalia, cystoparalysis, cystoplegia, diplegia, disfunction, dysfunction, Erb-Duchenne paralysis, Erb's palsy, hemiplegia, monoplegia, ophthalmoplegia, paralyse, paralyze, paraplegia, paresis, quadriplegia, symptom, unilateral paralysis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Pal"sy\, n.; pl. {Palsies}. [OE. palesie, parlesy, OF.
    paralesie, F. paralysie, L. paralysis. See {Paralysis}.]
    Paralysis, complete or partial. See {Paralysis}. ``One sick
    of the palsy.'' --Mark ii. 3.
    {Bell's palsy}, paralysis of the facial nerve, producing
       distortion of one side of the face; -- so called from Sir
       Charles Bell, an English surgeon who described it.
    {Scrivener's palsy}. See {Writer's cramp}, under {Writer}.
    {Shaking palsy}, paralysis agitans, a disease usually
       occurring in old people, characterized by muscular tremors
       and a peculiar shaking and tottering gait.
  2. \Pal"sy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Palsied}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action
    or energy; to paralyze.
Medical Dictionary
 Definition: paralysis of a muscle or group of muscles.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: Another term for paralysis (the inability to move a body part that is normally moveable via conscious effort).
Easton Bible Dictionary

a shorter form of "paralysis." Many persons thus afflicted were cured by our Lord (Matt. 4:24; 8:5-13; 9:2-7; Mark 2:3-11; Luke 7:2-10; John 5:5-7) and the apostles (Acts 8:7; 9:33, 34).

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