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Etymology: Ar, alkohl, essence; Gk, paralyein, to be palsied
See alcoholic neuropathy.
alcoholic paralysis(1) A generic, nonspecific term for alcohol-induced changes in neural transmission or motor activity.
(2) Alcoholic neuropathy.
(3) Alcoholic myopathy.
Paralysis caused by the toxic effect of alcohol on spinal nerves.Synonym: alcoholic paraplegia
See also: paralysis