cerebral palsy

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cerebral palsy

n.
Any of a group of disorders of varying severity caused by brain injury usually at or before birth, resulting in impairment of muscle movement that may include spasticity, involuntary movement, or problems maintaining balance.

cer′e·bral-pal′sied adj.

cerebral palsy

n
(Pathology) a nonprogressive impairment of muscular function and weakness of the limbs, caused by lack of oxygen to the brain immediately after birth, brain injury during birth, or viral infection

cere′bral pal′sy


n.
a condition of muscular weakness and difficulty in coordinating voluntary movement owing to developmental or congenital damage to the brain.
[1920–25]
cere′bral pal′sied, adj.

cerebral palsy

A disorder caused by brain injury usually at or before birth, having symptoms that include poor muscle control and that often involve paralysis or abnormal stiffness of the muscles. Other forms of disability, such as mental retardation, may also be present.

cerebral palsy

The poor control over, or paralysis of, voluntary (under conscious control) muscles resulting from damage to the developing brain. Categories of disability caused by cerebral palsy include: diplegia , in which all four limbs are affected but the legs more severely than the arms; hemiplegia , in which the limbs on only one side of the body are affected; and quadriplegia, in which both arms and legs are severely affected.
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Noun1.cerebral palsy - a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
Translations
dětská mozková obrna
detská mozgová obrna

cerebral palsy

[ˌsɛrɪbrəlˈpɔːlzɪ] nparalisi f inv cerebrale
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