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hysterical paralysis[hi′ster·ə·kəl pə′ral·ə·səs]
Muscle weakness or paralysis without loss of reflex activity, in which no organic nerve lesion can be demonstrated, but which is due to psychogenic factors. Also known as functional paralysis.
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