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palsy: see paralysisparalysis
, 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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Any of various special types of paralysis, such as cerebral palsy.
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.
Glenohumeral deformity secondary to brachial plexus birth palsy.
Glenoid deformity secondary to brachial plexus birth palsy.
After the initial description of a brachial plexus birth palsy
by Smellie in 1764 (Fig.