cerebral palsy

noun

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

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Other Words from cerebral palsy

cerebral-palsied \ sə-​ˈrē-​brəl-​ˈpȯl-​zēd How to pronounce cerebral-palsied (audio) , ˈser-​ə-​ , ˈse-​rə-​ \ adjective

Examples of cerebral palsy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As the months passed, Elaan developed health problems and was eventually diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Sarah Treleaven, Marie Claire, "They're Single. They're Straight. They're Friends. And They're Having a Baby.," 22 Jan. 2020 Christine Perez has cerebral palsy, needs 24/7 care, and has a feeding tube. Stephanie Innes, azcentral, "Hacienda HealthCare families are fighting to keep embattled facility open," 1 July 2019 Rivero, who was born with cerebral palsy, is diabetic and has sight in one eye. Vince Ellis, Detroit Free Press, "For Detroit Pistons, focus shifting from Drummond to nurturing young prospects," 15 Jan. 2020 Anastasia Radzinskaya - $18 million Forbes profiled the 5-year-old star, who was born in Russia with cerebral palsy. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, "Top 10 highest-paid YouTube stars of 2019, according to Forbes," 19 Dec. 2019 Their son, James, who was born with cerebral palsy, also remained in New York. New York Times, "Paul A. Volcker, Fed Chairman Who Waged War on Inflation, Is Dead at 92," 9 Dec. 2019 Equine therapy has proven beneficial for children with developmental disabilities, muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy and autism, as saddling up the 1,000-pound animals helps build strength and improve balance and confidence. Ryan Gillespie, orlandosentinel.com, "Freedom Ride will stay at Trotters Park for 2 more years. Then, a big move is in store," 20 Sep. 2019 Noah has Lennox Gasteau Syndrome, which is a severe type of epilepsy and cerebral palsy. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "They texted the wrong number, but reached the right person -- a total stranger who offered to help," 13 Sep. 2019 After the stroke, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, ""Thrilling" video shows 7-year-old boy with cerebral palsy skateboard for the first time," 24 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of cerebral palsy

1824, in the meaning defined above

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“Cerebral palsy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cerebral%20palsy. Accessed 19 Feb. 2020.

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cerebral palsy

noun

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

Other Words from cerebral palsy

cerebral palsied adjective

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