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Paralysis is a loss of nerve function or muscle power resulting in
an inability to move. When nerve cells in the brain or other parts of the body
are damaged by injury or disease, the body parts controlled by those nerve or
brain cells do not function.
The damage may cause mild or severe loss of function and may be
temporary or permanent. The degree of paralysis depends on:
Current as of:
February 20, 2015
William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & H. Michael O'Connor, MD - Emergency Medicine
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