Medical Dictionary


noun pa·ral·y·sis \pə-ˈral-ə-səs\
plural pa·ral·y·ses \-ˌsēz\

Medical Definition of PARALYSIS

:  complete or partial loss of function especially when involving the power of motion or of sensation in any part of the body—see hemiplegia, paraplegia, paresis 1
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