pseudoparalysis

noun
pseu·​do·​pa·​ral·​y·​sis | \ ˌsüd-ə-pə-ˈral-ə-səs How to pronounce pseudoparalysis (audio) \
plural pseudoparalyses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce pseudoparalyses (audio) \

Medical Definition of pseudoparalysis

: apparent lack or loss of muscular power (as that produced by pain) that is not accompanied by true paralysis

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“Pseudoparalysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/pseudoparalysis. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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