palsy

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Related to birth palsy: Erb's palsy, Erb's paralysis, Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy

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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Brachial plexus birth palsy is caused by stretching between the infant's head and shoulders during the birth process that occasionally (about one in 500 births) results in injures to the nerves and muscles of the hand and arm.
After the initial description of a brachial plexus birth palsy by Smellie in 1764 (Fig.