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Paralysis

paralysis

(Science: neurology) Loss or impairment of motor function in a part due to lesion of the neural or muscular mechanism, also by analogy, impairment of sensory function (sensory paralysis).

In addition to the types named below, paralysis is further distinguished as traumatic, syphilitic, toxic, etc., according to its cause or as obturator, ulnar, etc., according to the nerve part or muscle specially affected.

Origin: Gr. Lyein = to loosen


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... of mouth when a favourite food item is imagined ? 2- how the knowledge of nervous system has helped humans to treat diseases like epilepsy paralysis ?

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by seeker007
Sun Jun 10, 2012 3:57 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: need help
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Coma Condition - Side Effects after Recovery.

... Patient recovering from Coma lasting from days to weeks to years ? 1. Can it result in Memory Loss, Motor Neuron Disease, Eye/s Organ Failure, Paralysis, Mental Asylum etc ?. Will it vary from case to case depending upon the Brain Injury/Damage to the Patient ? 2. Can Brain/Neurosurgeon perform ...

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by prashantakerkar
Mon Oct 31, 2011 10:29 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Coma Condition - Side Effects after Recovery.
Replies: 4
Views: 10283

Wrong Blood Group Donated to a patient

... is A Rh+ ve. Suppose by mistake, The Blood recieved by the patient is B Rh+ ve. What are the consequences ? will there be death ? blood clot ? paralysis ? Kidney Failure ? suppose the doctor comes to know that the wrong blood has been transfused to the patient then what are the actions he can ...

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by prashantakerkar
Sat Oct 15, 2011 7:20 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Wrong Blood Group Donated to a patient
Replies: 3
Views: 1928

Foetal, Primitive and Postural reflexes

... tell me: - which are each one of these reflexes? - when they appear in humans? - how and when they integrate? I read that a fetal reflex, the Fear Paralysis Reflex, converts into the Moro reflex. Is yes, how the FPR and the Moro reflex can coexist in an older child (say 10 years old?) Others say ...

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by LeslieK
Sat Oct 16, 2010 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Foetal, Primitive and Postural reflexes
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Stem Cell Injection

I think in this case (as this is about a stroke) the damage is in the brain, in the neurons. Half-body paralysis (or half-face in milder cases) is a typical symptom of ischemia caused by brain hemorrhage or embolism, which leaves the affected neurons without oxygen and kills ...

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by biohazard
Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:01 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stem Cell Injection
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