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.]
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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]
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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]
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Translations

Bell’s palsy

n (Med) → bellsche Lähmung
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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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Facial neuropathy was classified according to the House-Brackmann facial nerve grading system [26].
In electrodiagnostic study, severe bilateral facial neuropathy with reduction in facial nerve compound muscle action potentials (CMAP) amplitude and severe denervation in needle electromyography (EMG) was present.