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beriberi a disease of the nervous system, caused by lack of thiamine and characterized by paralysis of the extremities and by swelling or emaciation.
cerebral palsy a motor disorder caused by damage to the brain before or during birth, characterized by spastic paralysis and difficulty in controlling the voluntary muscles.
hemiplegia paralysis of just one side of the body.
hysteria a chronic pathological disorder characterized by violent outbursts of emotion and sensory or motor disturbances such as hallucination or paralysis. [1/2 definitions]
lead poisoning chronic or acute poisoning caused by the ingestion, inhalation, or absorption through the skin of lead or lead salts, characterized by anemia, constipation, abdominal pain, or convulsions, and sometimes resulting in paralysis or coma.
loco disease a nervous disease of livestock, caused by locoweed poisoning and involving dullness, clumsiness, and partial paralysis.
palsy loss of nervous function from injury or disease; paralysis. [1/3 definitions]
paralytic of or relating to paralysis. [2/3 definitions]
paraplegia paralysis of the legs and lower torso because of spinal cord injury or disease.
paresis slight or partial paralysis, usu. affecting movement but not sensation.
-plegia paralysis.
poliomyelitis a viral disease that strikes mainly in infancy and can cause paralysis, muscular atrophy, deformities, and damage to the nervous system; infantile paralysis; polio.
quadriplegia paralysis of the entire body, from the neck down.
stroke a cerebral aneurysm, often causing paralysis and sometimes death. [1/13 definitions]
syphilis a bacterial disease that can be transmitted between sexual partners or to an infant during childbirth, causing a latent infection that can affect any organ of the body or result in paralysis or insanity.