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How can I best treat paralysis agitans?

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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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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Paralysis agitans?

What is the definition or description of: Paralysis agitans?

Parkinson's disease: This is the original term for Parkinson's disease. ...Read more

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Name of jungle drug for muscle paralysis?

Curare: This is probably the drug you are looking for. ...Read more

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Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Is effect of numbing injections muscle paralysis?

Yes. : Medications used in numbing injections temporarily interrupt the entire function of the nerve injected. If the nerved which was injected is a sensory and motor nerve (meaning that it goes to/serves a muscle), the injection would cause numbness and paralysis. Ortho patients who have had "blocks" to improve pain control post-op experience this effect commonly. ...Read more

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How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

How will botulism cause muscle paralysis?

See answer below: Botulinum neurotoxins essentially prevent the release of acetylcholine (neurotransmitter) in the synaptic cleft, thus preventing the trigger of muscle contraction. The paralysis in the skeletal muscle lasts for about 3 months. It lasts up to 9-12 months if used in the detrusor muscle in the bladder. Strength eventually returns when new connections are created between the nerves and the muscles. ...Read more

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Why must a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Anatomy: Muscles only work because nerves stimulate them and cause them to work. Muscles can not work independently other than an occasional firing. ...Read more

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Why can a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

Why can  a spinal cord injury be followed by muscle paralysis?

See answer below: The short answer is that the brain sends commands down the cord to tell the muscles to move. If the cord is injured, the information cannot reach the muscles and the muscles, consequently do not move. ...Read more

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Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Friend has muscle paralysis, numbness, coldness, slurred speech, dizziness after jogging? What is going on?

Call 911 !: Paralysis, numbness, slurred speech, dizziness can all be signs of a stroke. Needs to be assessed and treated right away in nearest er. Can be fatal or cause permanent disability - rapid treatment decreases chances of bad outcome. If it turns out not to be a stroke, could still be heart problem, severe electrolyte disturbance, or various other dangerous causes. Get friend to er now! ...Read more

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Can there be is any medicine for paralysis?

Not yet: There is no specific medicine that can reverse paralysis. There have been many clinical studies done for spinal cord injury, and there are putative substances that may slow the process, but nothing has been proven yet in a randomized phase iii placebo controlled trial. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: paralysis?

Inability to move: 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, infection, congenital issues, etc. ...Read more

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Are there effects of paralysis on speech? What are they?

Depends on cause: That depends on where the paralysis is and the cause. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of paralysis or do you not feel anythign?

Loss of function: Paralysis is the name given to diminution or loss of motor function usually of a limb or face. ...Read more

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What are the tests for paralysis, infantile?

Depends on exam.: A thorough physical and neurological exam is a must; based on the findings from that exam, the doctor can determine what other tests are needed. There are many possible causes of infantile paralysis, and they can differ in how they present and what tests must be done. ...Read more

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What is accommodation convergence paralysis?

Explanation: This describes an inability to cross or converge your eyes on looking at a very close object. This may also be termed convergence insufficiency. Sometimes this is acquired subsequent to a concussion due to brain injury. Suggests persistent brainstem dysfunction. ...Read more

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Is hypocalcaemic tetany somehow related to paralysis?

Hypocalcemic tetany: Is due to hyperexcitability at all levels of nervous system, mostly peripheral nerves (irritability at points where nerves and muscles interact). Paralysis is not a common feature of hypocalcemia unless severe, prolonged seizure goes untreated. Paralysis has many causes, most unrelated to low ca. Mutation of certain calcium channels is linked to hypokalemic periodic paralysis but not due to low ca. ...Read more

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Are we getting close to finding the cure for paralysis?

Too broad: "paralysis" is a descriptive term of a sign of weakness . It is nonspecific and covers a broad range of causes ranging from brain injury, stroke, impairment of peripheral nerves and even primarily muscle disease. Accordingly , there is no imminent cure per se ...Read more

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What is hyperkalemic periodic paralysis? What causes it?

Hereditary disorder: May be associated with thyroid disease, but can be independent, and causes spells of diffuse weakness secondary to increase in potassium which affects both muscle and nerve. Rather rare and needs neuromuscular specialist to manage if present. ...Read more

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If a toxin causes paralysis is it necessarily a neurotoxin?

Not necessarily: Neurotoxins are things toxic to the nervous system. The toxin usually results in an immune response which will cause neurologic problems. Additionally, the toxin itself causes neurologic dysfunction by disruption in the cellular metabolism of the nervous system. Many paralytics are not toxic and as they are metabolized, they wear off without effect. ...Read more

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Whats tick paralysis?

Just like it says..: Tick paralysis, mostly seen in the rocky mountain areas of the usa and canada in the western hemisphere, is an ascending flaccid paralysis that looks like guillain-barre syndrome but is caused by toxins from a feeding female tick, usually dermacentor. Its recovery is dependent on removal of the tick. ...Read more

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What is sleep paralysis?

Disrupted REM= SP: Sleep paralysis occurs at least once in 40-50% of normal individuals. Sp consists of the inability to perform motor function at sleep onset. Sp lasts 1 to a few minutes and it may be aborted spontaneously by external stimulation or when a patient performs vigorous eye movements. Precipitating factors include sleep deprivation and disturbances of s-w cycle. ...Read more

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What's spastic paralysis?

CEREBRAL PALSY: Spastic paralysis is due to a group of conditions that involves nervous sustem and hypertonicity in the muscles of extremities also called cerebral palsy. Condition is caused by injury and abnormalities in the brain.These happen in the womb or in first two years of life.It may be due to lack of oxygen going to brain.Bleeding in the brain, brain infections, head injury, maternal rubella& sever jaund. ...Read more

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What causes sleep paralysis?

What causes sleep paralysis?

Sleep Paralysis: Some theories are; Disruption of REM sleep, Melatonin dysregulation, Genetics, Depression. ...Read more

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What are the causes of sleep paralysis?

What are the causes of sleep paralysis?

Causes: There are multiple possible causes of sleep paralysis such as lack of sleep, having a sleep schedule that changes, use of certain medications, other sleep disorders (i.E narcolepsy) and substance use. If you have a high amount of stress, anxiety or bipolar disorder it can make you more prone to the disorder. Some say that it may also run in families. ...Read more

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What is it like to have sleep paralysis? What causes it?

What is it like to have sleep paralysis? What causes it?

Sleep paralysis: Sleep paralysis is the inability to move or to speak when a person is transitioning from being asleep to waking up. Avoid becoming overly stressed, deprived of sleep or having changes to your sleep schedule. ...Read more

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What is paralysis of the brain?

What is paralysis of the brain?

Have no clue: This is not a medical diagnosis or an accepted neurological condition. ...Read more

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What are causes for arm paralysis?

What are causes for arm paralysis?

Brain or nerve: Injury can do this. Many factors such as head bleed, disk herniations in the neck or other problems may be responsible. ...Read more

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Treatment for one-sided paralysis?

Transient?: Hemiplegic migraine can cause temporary "one-sided paralysis", but if this is permanent, it is important to have a full evaluation. Treatment is based on causation. Best to start with a primary care physician and consider neurological consultation. ...Read more

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How can I overcome sleep paralysis?

How can I overcome sleep paralysis?

Two Issues: Sleep paralysis is safe and usually a benign condition. That said it can be associated with sleep deprivation (lack of sleep) or narcolepsy. ...Read more

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How can you prevent sleep paralysis?

How can you prevent sleep paralysis?

Sleep study: Hypnogogic sleep is characterized by sleep paralysis. Many people experience this phenomenon. It has to do with the stages (depth) of sleep. A sleep study can help provide info and there may be ways to help patients get to a different stage of sleep where this does not occur. See a physician about this and he/she can prescribe a sleep study. ...Read more

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Best treatment for facial paralysis?

Steroids&antoviral d: Treatment of bells palsy is to start oral Prednisone and antiviral drugs.The antiviral drugs should be started as soon as the symptoms appear to be effective.Most people recover completely without any ill effects beside the meds you need to keep the affected eye lubricated as there is inability to close the eye on affected side, use artificial tears regularly or use a patch to prevent drying eye. ...Read more

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What causes facial paralysis? A virus?

Facial paralysis: There are many causes of facial paralysis besides a virus. Go to the following web site. http://www.rightdiagnosis.com/symptoms/facial_paralysis/causes.htm. ...Read more

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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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What's spastic paralysis?

CEREBRAL PALSY: Spastic paralysis is due to a group of conditions that involves nervous sustem and hypertonicity in the muscles of extremities also called cerebral palsy. Condition is caused by injury and abnormalities in the brain.These happen in the womb or in first two years of life.It may be due to lack of oxygen going to brain.Bleeding in the brain, brain infections, head injury, maternal rubella& sever jaund. ...Read more

Sleep Paralysis (Definition)

Occurs in rem-sleep when the output from the rem-on neurons, located within the pons, travels along a two-cell relay beginning in the locus ceruleus and ending at the motor neurons of the spinal cord. The end result is deep suppression of output to the voluntary muscles, approaching full paralysis. The activity of the muscles of the diaphragm, of the hyoid and of ...Read more


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Spastic Paralysis (Definition)

Spasticity is a velocity dependent increase in muscle tone. It is the result of an upper motor neuron injury such as stroke, spinal cord injury, or brain injury. It typically may occur in muscles that cross two joints. As the central nervous system recovers from the injury, a paralysis may be present, but an imbalanced muscle tone may develop as a part ...Read more