cerebral palsy noun
medical : a disease that causes a person to have problems moving and speaking
: a disability resulting from damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth and outwardly manifested by muscular incoordination and speech disturbances
— cerebral–palsied adjective
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cerebral palsy noun (Medical Dictionary)
—cerebral palsied adjective
cerebral palsy noun (Concise Encyclopedia)
Paralysis resulting from abnormal development or damage to the brain before or soon after birth. Cases are of four main types: spastic, with spasms contracting the extremities and often also with intellectual disability and epilepsy; athetoid, with slow, changing spasms in the face, neck, and extremities, grimacing, and inarticulate speech (dysarthria); ataxic, with poor coordination, muscle weakness, an unsteady gait, and difficulty performing rapid or fine movements; and mixed, in which symptoms of two or more types are present.
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