Definition of Cerebral palsy
1. Noun. A loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth.
Generic synonyms: Brain Disease, Brain Disorder, Encephalopathy
Derivative terms: Spastic, Spastic
Definition of Cerebral palsy
1. Noun. (context: neurology pathology) A group of non-progressive, non-contagious conditions, caused by brain damage before birth or during infancy, characterized by impairment of muscular coordination. ¹
¹ Source: wiktionary.com
Medical Definition of Cerebral palsy
1. A persisting qualitative motor disorder appearing before the age of three years, due to nonprogressive damage to the brain. (12 Dec 1998)
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Literary usage of Cerebral 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. 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 (1913)
""The Role which Heredity Plays in Inducing Epilepsy in Children Suffering from Infantile cerebral palsy ..."
3. Heredity in Relation to Eugenics by Charles Benedict Davenport (1911)
"61). See also arteriosclerosis, page 162. d. cerebral palsy of Infancy. — This disease, of obscure origin, affects infants within a few years of birth; ..."
4. The Diseases of infancy and childhood by Henry Koplik (1918)
"INFANTILE cerebral palsy. (Spastic Hemiplegia; Diplegia; Paraplegia. ... These two forms of cerebral palsy have much in common both as to pathology and ..."
5. Death by Default: a policy of fatal neglict in China's State Orphanages by Robin Munro, Jeff Rigsby, Human Rights Watch/Asia (1996)
"3) "cerebral palsy." This broad and diverse category of illness is classified in the ... Mainly a disease of the neuromuscular system, cerebral palsy has no ..."
6. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann (1912)
"... cases which present merely epilepsy, idiocy or atrophy of the optic nerve, and which are recognized as "cerebral palsy without paralysis" (Freud). ..."
7. The Practice of pediatrics by Charles Gilmore Kerley (1914)
"mother or the child, but the large number of cases of cerebral palsy and idiocy ... In general, the lesions of cerebral palsy include meningeal and cerebral ..."