Definition of Palsy

1. Noun. Loss of the ability to move a body part.




2. Verb. Affect with palsy.
Generic synonyms: Paralyse, Paralyze

3. Noun. A condition marked by uncontrollable tremor.
Generic synonyms: Symptom

Definition of Palsy

1. n. Paralysis, complete or partial. See Paralysis.

2. v. t. To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze.

Definition of Palsy

1. Noun. (pathology) Complete or partial muscle paralysis of a body part, often accompanied by a loss of feeling and uncontrolled body movements such as shaking. ¹

2. Verb. To paralyse, either completely or partially. ¹

3. Adjective. (colloquial) Chummy, friendly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Palsy

1. to paralyze [v -SIED, -SYING, -SIES] - See also: paralyze

Medical Definition of Palsy

1. Complete paralysis. (16 Dec 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Palsy

palsgravine
palsgravines
palship
palships
palsical
palsied
palsier
palsies
palsiest
palstaff
palstaffs
palstave
palstaves
palster
palsters
palsy (current term)
palsy-walsy
palsying
palsylike
palsywort
palsyworts
palter
paltered
palterer
palterers
paltering
palterly
palters
paltock
paltocks

Literary usage of Palsy

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1. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"The incidence of cerebral palsy is difficult to determine, since many cases ... Also, many secondary complications associated with cerebral palsy have their ..."

2. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"IN order that the pathogenesis of Bell's palsy may be definitely ... Bell's palsy per se is a refrigeration palsy occurring in individuals who have no other ..."

3. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by Philadelphia Neurological Society, American Neurological Association, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association (1900)
"The Bell's palsy, however, was unmistakably due to an inflammation of the ... Dr. DJ McCarthy had observed that in Bell's palsy the exit points of the fifth ..."

4. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1866)
"Hysterical palsy.—palsy occurring in hysterical persons, and not trac«»M- to any special lesion, is usually thus designated. ..."

5. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1916)
"In his paper Dr. Hunt stated that recurrent or relapsing facial palsy was a term ... The palsy might always recur on the same side—the relapsing type, or, ..."

6. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra, Luther Emmett Holt (1912)
"There are cases of partial facial palsy in which only certain muscles of the face are involved. Facial palsy is not rare in childhood since in addition ..."

7. Medical lexicon: A Dictionary of Medical Science, Containing a Concise by Robley Dunglison (1866)
"palsy occasioned by irritation reflected through the ... ner- Youa system to parts in themselves healthy,—as in the case of palsy from dentition, ..."

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