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Palsy (Definition)

...is a corruption of French "paralise" from Latinized Greek "paralysis." In the old days it meant any kind of persistent weakness. To this day Parkinson's disease is also called "paralysis agitans" which is a Latin translation of Dr. Parkinson's original name for it, the "shaking palsy." We've obviously reborrowed the full form "paralysis" into English as well; today ...Read more


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Can anyone tell me what is paralysis agitans?

Can anyone tell me what is paralysis agitans?

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, or if just the symptoms of this disease 'parkinsonism'. Disease is characterized by a non-intention tremor and the hallmark of the disease is an slowing of all movements, called bradykinesis (brady = slow, kinesis=motion). ...Read more

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How can I best treat paralysis agitans?

See a Neurologist: Paralysis agitans is another name for parkinson's disease, and is generally a degenerative brain disorder, involving the substantia nigra, and the Dopamine pathways of muscle movement and tone. ...Read more

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Can anyone tell me what causes or prevents sleep paralysis and hypnapompic or hypnagogic hallucinations?

Can anyone tell me what causes or prevents sleep paralysis and hypnapompic or hypnagogic hallucinations?

Sleep fragmentation: Sleep paralysis ; hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations are due to the intrusion of rem sleep into wakefulness. This occurs due to fragmentation of sleep, that can be attributed to narcolepsy, sleep apnea, as well as other sleep disorders. Treating the underlying disorder can treat them. Having adequate sleep can help. If you're having them often, see a sleep dr. So it can be evaluated ; treated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if you can move during sleep paralysis?

Can you tell me if you can move during sleep paralysis?

Movement: The definition implies that you cannot move. This may last seconds or up to a minute. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, can you tell me what is supra nuclear facial paralysis?

Hi doctors, can you tell me what is supra nuclear facial paralysis?

Psp: This means the facial paralysis is coming from some part of the brain above the level of the facial nucleus. This can be associated with progressive supra nuclear palsy. This usually starts with problems with gaze. You should see a movement disorder neurologist ...Read more

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Can you tell me if i could have sleep paralysis without hallucinations?

Can you tell me if i could have sleep paralysis without hallucinations?

See below: Sleep paralysis can occur without hallucinations as you fall asleep or wake up. Both can be independent occurrences. If you are experiencing these frequently, it is recommended you see a sleep medicine doctor for evaluation as it points to sleep fragmentation. Try to regularize your sleep times. Avoid caffeine, alcohol, nicotine, bright lights, ; electronics near bedtime. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has experienced sleep paralysis and hallucinations?

Can you tell me what to expect with someone who has experienced sleep paralysis and hallucinations?

Sleep fragmentation: Sleep paralysis ; hypnagogic/hypnopompic hallucinations are due to the intrusion of rem sleep into wakefulness. This occurs due to fragmentation of sleep, that can be attributed to narcolepsy, sleep apnea, as well as other sleep disorders. Treating the underlying disorder can treat them. Having adequate sleep can help. If you're having them often, see a sleep doctor so it can be evaluated. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about coonhound paralysis?

You bet: It is the equivalent of human Guillain-Barre syndrome, acute immune polyneuritis, and thought to be in many cases associated with a viral infection from coon to dog. Am not a veterinarian, but my limited experience suggests most dogs get generally weak for a few days to weeks and recover, but not sure of doggie therapies. ...Read more

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Please tell me, could a pinched nerve cause paralysis?

Yes: If pinching is severe enough paralysis can occur. If there is weakness in an arm or leg you need the advice of a surgeon. ...Read more

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Paralysis (Definition)

A paralyzed limb cannot be voluntarily moved, and the term reflects leg involvement, paraplegia, full body, quadriplegia, and less than full, tetraplegia. Causes can be many, including stroke, trauma, ...Read more