Bell's palsy


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Bell's palsy

n.
A unilateral facial muscle paralysis of sudden onset, resulting from trauma, compression, or infection of the facial nerve and characterized by muscle weakness and a distorted facial expression.

[After Sir Charles Bell (1774-1842), Scottish anatomist.]

Bell's palsy

n
(Pathology) a usually temporary paralysis of the muscles of the face, normally on one side
[C19: named after Sir Charles Bell (1774–1842), British anatomist]

Bell's′ pal′sy


n.
suddenly occurring paralysis that distorts one side of the face, caused by a lesion of the facial nerve.
[1855–60; after Charles Bell (1774–1842), Scottish anatomist, who first described it]
Translations

Bell's palsy

n. parálisis de Bell, parálisis de un lado de la cara causada por una afección del nervio facial.
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There are said to be more than 50 different causes of facial paralysis, and the most common paralysis is known as Bell's palsy. The hardest thing for facial palsy sufferers is having to face people every day knowing someone will stare or ask what's wrong with your face - the emotional side can cause depression and anxiety.
Electric fan on the face: Why it's a big no-no, says doctor Willie Ong !-- -- Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - June 17, 2019 - 5:06pm MANILA, Philippines Physician and TV personality Willie Ong advised his followers not to put electric fans on their faces as it may lead to Bell's Palsy and sore throat.
After living with a misdiagnosis of Bell's palsy for three years, Broderick was determined to find out what was really going on.
Mr Horton was later diagnosed with Bell's palsy and, after having specialist therapy in Southampton, discovered he was only able to move 25-30% of the right side of his face.
For a professional singer who needs full control of her mouth, lips and cheeks to enunciate the words of a song and move these three to hit the notes correctly, to have Bell's Palsy is nothing short of devastating.
Plaintiff William Holzman was treated during that time for what he and his physicians thought was Bell's palsy. Doctors later diagnosed his symptoms as cancer of the salivary gland, for which he sought LTD benefits while receiving treatment.
Summary: The Bell's palsy treatment market is expected to witness exponential growth over the forecast period owing the rising prevalence of Bell's palsy.
I read with interest the case report by Khair and Ibrahim on idiopathic non-traumatic Bell's palsy (BP) in a two-week-old neonate published in the January 2018 issue of the Oman Medical Journal.
After a series of questions, the Doctor concluded that I had been hit by Bell's palsy! This was the first time I had heard of this disease.