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Paralysis MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Paralysis
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.622
C23.888.592.636
Unique ID
D010243
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010243
Annotation
severe loss of motor function as compared with PARESIS, a slight loss; GENERAL PARALYSIS see NEUROSYPHILIS does not mean "generalized paralysis" ( = PARALYSIS); spastic paralysis = PARALYSIS (IM) + MUSCLE SPASTICITY (NIM); flaccid paralysis = PARALYSIS (IM) + MUSCLE FLACCIDITY (NIM)
Scope Note
A general term most often used to describe severe or complete loss of muscle strength due to motor system disease from the level of the cerebral cortex to the muscle fiber. This term may also occasionally refer to a loss of sensory function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p45)
Entry Term(s)
Palsy
Plegia
Todd Paralysis
Todd's Paralysis
Public MeSH Note
PARALYSIS, SPASTIC was heading 1963-78
Online Note
search PARALYSIS, SPASTIC under MUSCLE SPASTICITY 1966-78
History Note
PARALYSIS, SPASTIC was heading 1963-78
Date Established
1960/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
1999/11/03
Paralysis Preferred
Todd Paralysis Narrower
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