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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Transmastoid decompression as a treatment of Bell palsy. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2001; 124: 282-6.
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"The major prevailing theory concerning the cause of Bell palsy is that it is an immune reaction of the facial nerve in response to a viral infection."
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Effectiveness of strengthened stimulation during acupuncture for the treatment of Bell palsy: A randomized controlled trial.
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Key Words: Bell palsy, Physiotherapy, Rehabilitation