Parálisis

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. Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis is a condition that causes episodes of extreme muscle weakness or paralysis, usually beginning in infancy or early childhood. Most ...
  5. Hyperkalemic periodic paralysis (hyperPP) is a disorder that causes occasional episodes of muscle weakness and sometimes a higher than normal level ...
  6. Infantile-onset ascending hereditary spastic paralysis is one of a group of genetic disorders known as hereditary spastic paraplegias. These disorders are characterized by progressive muscle stiffness ( ...
  7. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis is a condition that causes episodes of extreme muscle weakness typically beginning in childhood or adolescence. Most often, ... arms and legs. Attacks cause severe weakness or paralysis that usually lasts from hours to days. Some ...
  8. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (hypoPP) is a disorder that causes occasional episodes of muscle weakness and sometimes a lower than normal level ...
  9. Thyrotoxic periodic paralysis is a condition in which there are episodes of severe muscle weakness . It occurs in people who have ... hormone levels are not at risk of periodic paralysis. There is a similar disorder, called hypokalemic , or ...
  10. Sleep paralysis is a condition in which you are unable to move or speak right as you're falling ... or waking up. During an episode of sleep paralysis, you are totally aware of what is happening.
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