tick paralysis


: a progressive spinal paralysis that moves upward toward the brain in humans or lower animals and that is caused by a neurotoxin secreted by some ticks (as Dermacentor andersoni) and injected into the host during feeding

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“Tick paralysis.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/tick%20paralysis. Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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