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palsy:

see paralysisparalysis
or palsy
, complete loss or impairment of the ability to use voluntary muscles, usually as the result of a disorder of the nervous system. The nervous tissue that is injured may be in the brain, the spinal cord, or in the muscles themselves.
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palsy

[′pȯl·zē]
(medicine)
Any of various special types of paralysis, such as cerebral palsy.

palsy

Pathol
paralysis, esp of a specified type
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Medical records indicate that the patient was essentially "born lifeless," and that at birth, suffered from respiratory failure, which allegedly caused brain damage affecting learning and speech development, and Erb's Palsy in the left arm.
A serious complication occurring during labor, shoulder dystocia can result in severe injury to the infant, including brachial plexus injury, Erb's palsy, and cerebral palsy.
more on North Dragons see Dreigiau Wales' on "For my whole life I have suffered from Erb's Palsy, a birthing injury, and Irlens Syndrome which affects my quality of life.
After a birth trauma Troy, now 10, developed Erb's Palsy which affects primary nerves that supply movement and feeling to his left arm.
Douglas Stilgoe was born with Erb's Palsy in his left shoulder.
However, he had suffered severe and permanent damage to the nerves in his right arm, a condition known as Erb's Palsy.
Beth Clark, 11, has Erb's palsy -a paralysis of the arm caused by injury to the upper group of the arm''s main nerves.
com Resource Center, the largest information-based website for parents of children with Cerebral Palsy, Erb's Palsy, Persistent Pulmonary Hypertension of the Newborn (PPHN), and other birth related injuries.
19) It is well accepted that classic Erb's palsy has the best prognosis, with up to 90% reported rates of spontaneous recovery.