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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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Is myokymia (little and non-stop contractions of the muscles around the eye and eyelid) considered normal during the bell's palsy recovery (1 month)?

Is myokymia (little and non-stop contractions of the muscles around the eye and eyelid) considered normal during the bell's palsy recovery (1 month)?

Myokymia: As you recover, the nerve function is sensitive, and fasciculatory activity would be expected. Would not worry about the activity around your eye, as is most likely part of recovery. ...Read more

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Neck,left side back head,ear pain. Had slight asymmetrical smile and slight feeling of muscle weakness in eye. Tearing eye lip closed slightly crooked. Normal neuro physical exam and normal eye exam. Possible Bell's palsy?

Neck,left side back head,ear pain. Had slight asymmetrical smile and slight feeling of muscle weakness in eye. 
Tearing eye lip closed slightly crooked. Normal neuro physical exam and normal eye exam. Possible Bell's palsy?

Possibly/depends,,,: It's possible that this is Bell's palsy but it depends on how severe your symptoms are and/or if anything else might have contributed to this. It could be caused by an infection flare-up or this could be a viral infection like herpes. Apparently, this can have episodes that come and go and may not even need treatment. It'd be best to see a neurologist to be sure. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What viruses cause paralysis of muscles?

What viruses cause paralysis of muscles?

Directly...: ...Mainly polio and rabies, but any virus can trigger an immune reaction leading to guillain-barre paralysis. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for eye paralysis?

What is the best treatment for eye paralysis?

Complicated: I do not believe one should mess around when it comes to your eyes and/or vision. Go get seen by an ophthalmologist at your earliest opportunity to be safe. If this is associated with bells palsy it is usually reversible all by itself. Some doctors use steroids for this condition others don't, but don't mess around with this one, go get checked out please. ...Read more

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What condition involves muscles locking up and paralysis?

What condition involves muscles locking up and paralysis?

Lots of things: True paralysis could be a medical emergency. It happens with a stroke or when a nerve gets pinched. The pinch can come from a ruptured disk in your spine or from compression of the nerve from some activity. There are other possibilities too. You need to be checked out by your family doctor asap. ...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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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

Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...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