Definition of Flaccid paralysis
1. Noun. Weakness or loss of muscle tone resulting from injury or disease of the nerves innervating the muscles.
Medical Definition of Flaccid paralysis
1. Paralysis with a loss of muscle tone. Compare: spastic diplegia. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Flaccid paralysis
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1. Neuropsychiatry and the War: A Bibliography with Abstracts by Mabel Webster Brown, Frankwood Earl Williams (1918)
"At first there is usually flaccid paralysis, but after a few days it often becomes spastic, sometimes, however, remaining flaccid for months even if the ..."
2. Neuropsychiatry and the War: A Bibliography with Abstracts : Supplement I by Mabel Webster Brown, Frankwood Earl Williams (1918)
"At first there is usually flaccid paralysis, but after a few days it often ... A lesion in the cervical region causes flaccid paralysis of the upper and ..."
3. Diseases of the Nervous System: A Text-book for Students and Practitioners by Hermann Oppenheim, Edward E. Mayer (1904)
"It is a flaccid paralysis, generally combined with loss of the knee-reflexes and skin-reflexes. Pains are entirely absent, or only appear on pressure Upon ..."
4. The Lancet (1898)
"... and that the strong contrast which we used formerly to draw between the case of a child suffering from flaccid paralysis of one arm with that of another ..."
5. A Dictionary of Psychological Medicine: Giving the Definition, Etymology and by Daniel Hack Tuke (1892)
"The authors of this article have, up to the present time, never found a single case of flaccid paralysis uf the face. We shall have later on aa opportunity ..."
6. Reference handbook of the diseases of children for students and physicians by Ferdinand Frühwald, Thompson Seiser Westcott (1906)
"109). In the milder cases the paralytic phenomena disappear spontaneously. Occasionally, however, almost complete flaccid paralysis of the affected ..."