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what is paralysis

A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Loss of muscle func.: Paralysis is the loss of motor, or muscle, function. This may be medically induced, such as general anesthesia, or may be due to injury, such as a fra ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Have no clue: This is not a medical diagnosis or an accepted neurological condition.
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Let me clarify: Are you asking about problems with the brachial plexus. There are many post-traumatic injuries including avulsion of nerve roots. If plexus is patho ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Peter Kurzweil
49 years experience Internal Medicine
Parkinson's disease: 'paralysis' - latin for palsy or muscle weakness; 'agitans' = shaky; this expression use started about 1817. Today it is called Parkinson's disease, ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Half body weak: Hemiplegia means half the body. Paralysis means inability to move. Following a stroke a person may be paralysed on only one half of the body. Any d ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
See a doctor: Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move. Not real common ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Sussmane Stubbs
34 years experience Sleep Medicine
Parasomnias: Sleep paralysis is actually several different things. First it is normal in rem or dream sleep, without it you would act out your dreams! secondl ... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
47 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Complex issue: Leukemia is a cancer of the blood cells that can cause damage to different regions of the body. If there is damage to the nerves of the face, then fa ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Sleep Paralysis: Possibly sleep paralysis, which occurs in 1 out of 3 people in their lifetime. Is caused by sleep deprivation, shift work sleep disorders, anxiety, de ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Bassman
44 years experience Dentistry
See a doctor: Sleep paralysis is a phenomenon in which people, either when falling asleep or wakening, temporarily experience an inability to move. Not real common ... Read More

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