Palsy

Definition of Palsy

Pal´sy
n.1.(Med.) Paralysis, complete or partial. See Paralysis.
Bell's palsy
paralysis of the facial nerve, producing distortion of one side of the face; - so called from Sir Charles Bell, an English surgeon who described it.
Scrivener's palsy
See Writer's cramp, under Writer.
Shaking palsy
(Med.) paralysis agitans, a disease usually occurring in old people, characterized by muscular tremors and a peculiar shaking and tottering gait; now called parkinsonism, or Parkinson's disease.
v. t.1.To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze.
[imp. & p. p. Palsied ; p. pr. & vb. n. Palsying.]

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