Bell's palsy(redirected from Bell palsy)
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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.]
(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]
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]
n. parálisis de Bell, parálisis de un lado de la cara causada por una afección del nervio facial.