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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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What poisons cause olfactory receptor paralysis?

What poisons cause olfactory receptor paralysis?

Poisons: Please go online and look for the poisons that may cause olfactory receptor paralysis.
Can you please let me know what your current symptoms are. ...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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What can cause facial paralysis?

What can cause facial paralysis?

Lots of things: Many problems can cause facial paralysis. It can be congenital, from a tick bite, ear infection, tumor in the face or skull, brain tumor, stroke, multiple sclerosis, etc. Most commonly in adults, it is caused by a virus infection of the nerve that provides facial movement. ...Read more

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Can degenerative d d cause paralysis?

Can degenerative d d cause paralysis?

Not on own.: The degenerative disc changes are indicative of potential future problems, but could contribute to a spinal stenosis, or if protruded or ruptured, a nerve root compression, with a focal weakness. Severe spinal stenosis, especially in the neck could result in significant leg weakness or eventual paralysis. ...Read more

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What can cause partial facial paralysis?

Bells Palsy Facial N: It is facial palsy caused by dysfunction of 7th cranial nerve called facial nerve. It is caused by an inflammation of facial nerve which in turn causes swelling of the facial nerve and causes the assymetry of face due to inability to controlfacial muscles on affected side
other conditions that can cause facial palsy are lymes disease, brain tumour and stroke and that is not called bells palsy. ...Read more

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What diseases can cause facial paralysis?

What diseases can cause facial paralysis?

Don't wait: Facial paralysis should be evaluate immediately. Inflammatory conditions known as bell's palsy can be treated with antiviral medicine and steroids to minimize long term problems. Trauma to the face or skull base can also paralyze. Tumors both benign and cancerous can press on the nerve or even invade the nerve to cause paralysis but fortunately are rare. See an ENT specialist or neurologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of spasticity in paralysis?

What is the cause of spasticity in paralysis?

Different theories: There are many different theories about what causes spasticity but the best explanation that I can give you is that under normal circumstances there is a balance between excitation and inhibition of muscle tone and movement. When there is injury or disease of the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord), there is excess excitation and not enough inhibition and the tone of certain muscles. ...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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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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If a toxin causes paralysis does that mean it is a neurotoxin?

Yes: It is likely a neurotoxin though some animal and spider bites can cause similar findings. ...Read more

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Is there a condition that can cause occasional facial paralysis?

Yes: There are a few causes of recurrent facial paralysis. Melkersson-rosenthal syndrome, certain viral infections, etc can cause this. ...Read more

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Are there any pressure points that cause temporary paralysis or pain?

Are there any pressure points that cause temporary paralysis or pain?

Pressure points: There are numerous pressure points that when applied cause crippling pain and disable a person. Martial arts have mastered these pressure points to subdue an opponent. Police and military are trained in applying pressure points too. See a local martial arts training facility to learn and understand how to use them effectively. ...Read more

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What checks should be done to find out the causes for facial paralysis.

See a neurologist: A specialist can tell whether the paralysis is central or peripheral in origin The investigations are different but include general physical and blood tests ...Read more

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What causes paralysis on the left side of the body when its not a stroke?

What causes paralysis on the left side of the body when its not a stroke?

Hemiparesis caused: Partial paralysis on one side of body is called hemiparesis it can be caused by migraine, head trauma, muscular dystrophy. Brain tumours and stroke as well sometimes. ...Read more

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Hi! . What are the causes of the hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, what are the effects and the symptoms, please I need a deep answer!?

Hi! . What are the causes of the hyperkalemic periodic paralysis, what are the effects and the symptoms, please I need a deep answer!?

Sudden weakness: Sudden episodes of weakness may occur where the only abnormal blood test is a high potassium. This is referred to as hyperkalemic paralysis. Two other forms are hypokalemic and normokalemic where low or normal potassium levels are found. The disorder can run in families. Not easy to predict, but needs prompt treatment when episodes occur. ...Read more

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What can cause lower paralysis?

Do you mean: ? leg paralysis. We would need more information to be specific, but usual cause might be disorder of spinal cord, although some brain lesions can do so also. If you or someone you know, has leg weakness, this needs to be evaluated rapidly to prevent further damage. ...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