Möbius' syndrome


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Möbius' syndrome

[mē′bē·əs]
Etymology: Paul J. Möbius, German neurologist, 1853-1902
a rare developmental disorder characterized by congenital bilateral facial palsy, usually associated with oculomotor or other neurological dysfunctions, speech disorders, and various anomalies of the extremities. It is caused by a developmental defect involving the motor nuclei of the cranial nerves. Also called congenital facial diplegia, congenital oculofacial paralysis, nuclear agenesis.