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bulbar paralysis

[′bəl·bər pə′ral·ə·səs]
(medicine)
A clinical syndrome due to involvement of the nuclei of the last four or five cranial nerves, characterized principally by paralysis or weakness of the muscles which control swallowing, talking, movement of the tongue and lips, and sometimes respiratory paralysis.
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If the inside of the lids and fornices show no abnormalities and have a normal pink colour, but the eyeball itself is red with dilated blood vessels, the injection is bulbar in origin.
Disease due to poliovirus infection has been associated with diaphragmatic, intercostal muscle, and bulbar weakness with respiratory failure (28-31), and poliomyelitislike respiratory insufficiency has been described in infections with other flaviviruses (32).
The bulbar region includes the jaw, face palate, tongue and larynx, all of which are controlled by the lower cranial nerves.
Occasionally, conjunctival fibrosis and symblepharon may develop in severe cases, where the bulbar conjunctival tissue adheres to the palpebral conjunctival tissue due to scar formation.
9) This is demonstrated in the disease Stevens-Johnson syndrome, in which goblet cells are destroyed (most commonly by an acute reaction to antibiotic medication), leading to symblepharon, in which the tarsal and bulbar conjunctiva fuse together.
3) For example, in the 6th edition, an eyelid carcinoma with bulbar conjunctival extension, which was amenable to globe-preserving surgical resection, fell into the same T4 category as a tumor with deep orbital invasion that would be amenable only to orbital exenteration.
Respiratory and bulbar paralysis with relapsing hyperthyroidism.
Acute neuromuscular respiratory failure may develop rapidly, particularly in patients with prominent bulbar signs; prolonged ventilatory support may be required (22,30,34).
They also found that patients with significant bulbar symptoms may have falsely low FVC values because it may be difficult for them to achieve a tight seal on the mouthpiece.
Urethrograms revealed a rounded indentation on the ventral surface of the bulbar urethra.
Two months after he was born, Callum was diagnosed with a rare neurological syndrome, Bulbar Palsy, which means he is unable to swallow.