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pa·ral·y·sis

 (pə-răl′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. pa·ral·y·ses (-sēz′)
1.
a. Loss or impairment of the ability to move a body part, usually as a result of damage to its nerve supply.
b. Loss of sensation over a region of the body.
2. Inability to move or function; total stoppage or severe impairment of activity: fear that led to national paralysis.

[Latin, from Greek paralusis, from paralūein, to disable, loosen : para-, on one side; see para-1 + lūein, to release; see leu- in Indo-European roots.]

paralysis

(pəˈrælɪsɪs)
n, pl -ses (-ˌsiːz)
1. (Pathology) pathol
a. impairment or loss of voluntary muscle function or of sensation (sensory paralysis) in a part or area of the body, usually caused by a lesion or disorder of the muscles or the nerves supplying them
b. a disease characterized by such impairment or loss; palsy
2. cessation or impairment of activity: paralysis of industry by strikes.
[C16: via Latin from Greek paralusis; see para-1, -lysis]

pa•ral•y•sis

(pəˈræl ə sɪs)

n., pl. -ses (-ˌsiz)
1.
a. a loss or impairment of movement or sensation in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nerves, brain, or spinal cord.
b. a disease characterized by this, esp. palsy.
2. a state of helpless stoppage or inability to act.
[1515–25; < Latin < Greek parálysis =paralyein to loosen (i.e., disable) on one side (para- para-1 + lyein to loosen) + -sis -sis; compare palsy]

paralysis

abnormal loss of muscle function or of sensation. — paralytic, n., adj.
See also: Body, Human
loss of the ability to move or feel in part or all of the body, usually a result of nerve or muscle injury or dysfunction. — paralytic, paralytical, adj.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paralysis - loss of the ability to move a body partparalysis - loss of the ability to move a body part
akinesia, akinesis - motionlessness attributable to a temporary paralysis
alalia - paralysis of the vocal cords resulting in an inability to speak
cystoparalysis, cystoplegia - paralysis of the urinary bladder
diplegia - paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body
Erb-Duchenne paralysis, Erb's palsy - paralysis of the arm resulting from injury to the brachial plexus (usually during childbirth)
monoplegia - paralysis of a single limb
ophthalmoplegia - paralysis of the motor nerves of the eye
disfunction, dysfunction - (medicine) any disturbance in the functioning of an organ or body part or a disturbance in the functioning of a social group; "erectile dysfunction"; "sexual relationship dysfunction"
paresis - a slight or partial paralysis
paraplegia - paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)
hemiplegia, unilateral paralysis - paralysis of one side of the body
quadriplegia - paralysis of both arms and both legs

paralysis

noun
1. immobility, palsy, paresis (Pathology) paralysis of the legs
2. standstill, breakdown, stoppage, shutdown, halt, stagnation, inactivity The unions have brought about a total paralysis of trade.
Translations
شَلَل
ochrnutíobrna
lammelse
LähmungPlegie
halvaus
bénulásmegbénulás
lömun
paralysis
paralyžiaus ištiktasparalyžiuotiparalyžius
paralīze
ohromelost
förlamningparalys

paralysis

[pəˈræləsɪs] N (paralyses (pl)) [pəˈræləsiːz] (Med) → parálisis f inv (fig) → paralización f, parálisis f inv

paralysis

[pəˈræləsɪs] [paralyses] [pəˈrælɪsiːz] (pl) n
(MEDICINE)paralysie f
paralysis of the leg → paralysie de la jambe
(= inability to act) → paralysie f

paralysis

n pl <paralyses> → Lähmung f, → Paralyse f; (of industry etc)Lahmlegung f; creeping paralysisprogressive Paralyse

paralysis

[pəˈræləsɪs] n (paralyses (pl)) → paralisi

paralysis

(pəˈrӕləsis) noun
a loss of the ability to move. The paralysis affects his legs.
paralyse , (American) paralyze (ˈpӕrəlaiz) verb
to make unable to move. paralysed with fear.
paralytic (pӕrəˈlitik) adjective

pa·ral·y·sis

n. parálisis, pérdida parcial o total de movimiento o de función de una parte del cuerpo;
accomodation ______ de acomodación;
alcoholic ______ alcohólica;
amyotrofic ______ amiotrófica;
ascending ______ ascendente;
central ______ central;
cold induced ______ por enfriamiento;
diver's ___, pop. bends___ de los buzos;
hysterical ______ histérica;
motor ______ motor;
peripheral fascial ______ periférica facial;
rapidly progressive ______ galopante.

paralysis

n parálisis f; sleep — parálisis del sueño
References in classic literature ?
At one time in his life he had been threat- ened with paralysis and his left side remained some- what weakened.
She lay in a sort of paralysis, indifferent to the objects which crowded before her sight, and happily unconscious of suffering.
I could have given my own sect the preference and made everybody a Presby- terian without any trouble, but that would have been to affront a law of human nature: spiritual wants and instincts are as various in the human family as are physical appetites, complexions, and features, and a man is only at his best, morally, when he is equipped with the religious garment whose color and shape and size most nicely accommodate themselves to the spirit- ual complexion, angularities, and stature of the indi- vidual who wears it; and, besides, I was afraid of a united Church; it makes a mighty power, the mightiest conceivable, and then when it by and by gets into selfish hands, as it is always bound to do, it means death to human liberty and paralysis to human thought.
Layin' on o' hands is my best holt -- for cancer and paralysis, and sich things; and I k'n tell a fortune pretty good when I've got somebody along to find out the facts for me.
I could but vaguely conjecture the cause of my paralysis, and my only hope lay in that it might pass off as suddenly as it had fallen upon me.
Faria sat up to receive him, avoiding all gestures in order that he might conceal from the governor the paralysis that had already half stricken him with death.
The mind struggles to establish a connexion - a sequence of cause and effect - and, being unable to do so, suffers a species of temporary paralysis.
The factor of the Grandmother's appearance in place of the hourly expected telegram to announce her death(with, of course, resultant legacies) had so upset the whole scheme of intentions and projects that it was with a decided feeling of apprehension and growing paralysis that the conspirators viewed any future performances of the old lady at roulette.
He kept that hope a little while after our first year of marriage, and it was not quite extinct when paralysis came and saved him from utter disappointment.
Any overheated motor may of course "seize" without warning; but so many complaints have reached us of accidents similar to yours while shooting the Aurora that we are inclined to believe with Lavalle that the upper strata of the Aurora Borealis are practically one big electric "leak," and that the paralysis of your engines was due to complete magnetization of all metallic parts.
James Osborne, the youthful cashier, feigned complete paralysis.
Juliet Bray had confronted the catastrophe of her brother's disappearance with a somber stoicism in which there was, perhaps, more paralysis than pain; but when the other question came to the surface she was both agitated and angry.