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Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something goes wrong with the way messages pass between your brain and muscles. Paralysis can be complete or partial. It can occur on one or both sides of your body. It can also occur in just one area, or it can be widespread. Paralysis of the lower half of your body, including both legs, is called paraplegia. Paralysis of the arms and legs is quadriplegia.

Most paralysis is due to strokes or injuries such as spinal cord injury or a broken neck. Other causes of paralysis include

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  1. Paralysis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Paralysis is the loss of muscle function in part of your body. It happens when something goes ... way messages pass between your brain and muscles. Paralysis can be complete or partial. It can occur ...
  2. Polio and Post-Polio Syndrome (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... paralyzed. There is no treatment to reverse the paralysis of polio. Some people who've had polio ...
  3. Parkinson's Disease (National Library of Medicine)  
    Parkinson's disease (PD) is a type of movement disorder. It happens when nerve cells in the brain don't produce enough of a brain chemical called dopamine. Sometimes ...
  4. Sleep paralysis - isolated; Parasomnia - Isolated sleep paralysis ... Episodes of isolated sleep paralysis last from a few seconds to 1 or 2 minutes in which the person is unable to move or speak. ...
  5. Periodic paralysis - hypokalemic ... Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is congenital. This means it is present at birth. In most cases, it is passed down through families ( ...
  6. Periodic paralysis - thyrotoxic ... Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a rare condition that occurs only in people with high thyroid hormone levels (thyrotoxicosis). It is most ...
  7. Periodic paralysis - hyperkalemic ... Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis is congenital. This means it is present at birth. In most cases, it is passed down through families ( ...
  8. Paralysis of the face. ... Facial paralysis is almost always caused by: Damage or swelling of the facial nerve, which carries signals from the ...
  9. ... literature OMIM Genetic disorder catalog Conditions > Hypokalemic periodic paralysis On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... definitions Reviewed April 2007 What is hypokalemic periodic paralysis? Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a condition that causes ...
  10. ... disorder catalog Conditions > Infantile-onset ascending hereditary spastic paralysis On this page: Description Genetic changes Inheritance Diagnosis ... 2007 What is infantile-onset ascending hereditary spastic paralysis? Infantile-onset ascending hereditary spastic paralysis is a ...
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