spastic paralysis


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spastic paralysis

n.
A chronic pathological condition in which the muscles are affected by persistent spasms and exaggerated tendon reflexes because of damage to motor nerves of the central nervous system.

spas′tic paral′ysis


n.
a condition in which the muscles affected are marked by continued, or tonic, spasm and increased tendon reflexes.
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Noun1.spastic paralysis - a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth
brain disease, brain disorder, encephalopathy - any disorder or disease of the brain
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The purpose of the treatment was acquisition of motor skills in a home environment.14 One study revealed frustration as a behavioural issue in children diagnosed with spastic paralysis CP after the use of CIMT.15 A qualitative study recognized themes after the interviews from the family members of children diagnosed with spastic hemiplegic CP.
Baclofen refers to a muscle relaxant medicine, which is commonly used to treat spasticity, and intrathecal spinal cord Baclofen device implantation surgery is an effective therapy for the management of spastic paralysis.
But the remaining 1 percent can quickly develop a high fever, headache, disorientation, neck stiffness, coma, seizures, spastic paralysis and death.
This major fundraiser directly benefits the Kiwanis Neuroscience Research Foundation, which is dedicated to combating spastic paralysis and other diseases of the central nervous system.
In 5-8 percent of cases, cysts may affect multiple locations in the brain cysts are more common in the thoraco-lumbar cord causing upper motor neuron signs to hind legs (spastic paralysis, increased reflexes), whilst the forelegs are unaffected.
Acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) defined by World Health Organization (WHO), is sudden onset of weakness and floppiness in any part of the body in a child less than 15 years age or if a clinician suspects polio in any person of any age (excluding adults, spastic paralysis, old cases or cases with obvious causes like trauma).