creeping paralysis

noun
variants: or creeping palsy

Definition of creeping paralysis

1 : a disease (as locomotor ataxia) characterized by gradual and spreading loss of muscular function
2 : any gradual loss of effectiveness or vigor a creeping paralysis in a nation's intellectual life

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“Creeping paralysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/creeping%20paralysis. Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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