cerebral palsy


cerebral palsy

noun

medical : a disease that causes a person to have problems moving and speaking

Full Definition of CEREBRAL PALSY

:  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

First Known Use of CEREBRAL PALSY

1889

cerebral palsy

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CEREBRAL PALSY

: a disability resulting from damage to the brain before, during, or shortly after birth and outwardly manifested by muscular incoordination and speech disturbances—see ataxic cerebral palsy, athetoid cerebral palsy, spastic cerebral palsy
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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