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Bell

(bel),
Charles, Scottish surgeon, anatomist, and physiologist, 1774-1842. See: Bell law, Bell-Magendie law, Bell respiratory nerve, Bell palsy, Bell spasm, external respiratory nerve of Bell.

Bell

(bel),
John, Scottish surgeon and anatomist, 1763-1820. See: Bell muscle.

Patient discussion about Bell

Q. What Is Bell's Palsy? A friend of mine has been told she has Bell's palsy. What happens in this disease?

A. Bell's palsy is defined as an idiopathic (from an unknown reason) unilateral facial nerve paralysis, usually self-limiting. The trademark is rapid onset of partial or complete palsy, usually in a single day.
Here you can learn more about what exactly is Bell's palsy-
http://www.5min.com/Video/What-is-Bells-Palsy-5500

Q. What are the causes of bell's palsy?

A. I had it 5 years ago at age 20. All the symptoms of the above are correct not to mention the tiredness and rapid blinking of the eye from the effected side.

In my case I have just found out that I have a non milignate tumor behind my left eye which was likely to be the cause of the Bell Pausy in the first place. I encourage anyone who has symptoms or pain spanning more than 8 weeks to see their doctor and if possible request request or demand a MRI scan for peace of mind.

If pain persists get a second opinion and dont let the Dr. shrugg you off.

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References in classic literature ?
He was a simple-natured scientist, and treated Bell with the utmost kindness.
At this point, and before Bell had begun to experiment with his telegraph, the scene of the story shifts from Canada to Massachusetts.
Bell had agreed to give him a series of private lessons for $350 a year; and as the child lived with his grandmother in the city of Salem, sixteen miles from Boston, it was agreed that Bell should make his home with the Sanders family.
Sometimes one caught sight, upon a bell tower, of an enormous head and a bundle of disordered limbs swinging furiously at the end of a rope; it was Quasimodo ringing vespers or the Angelus.
Perhaps, with momentary truth of feeling, she thought how much happier had been her fate, if, after years of bliss, the bell were now tolling for her funeral, and she were followed to the grave by the old affection of her earliest lover, long her husband.
And now, in joyless age, she felt that some withered partner should request her hand, and all unite, in a dance of death, to the music of the funeral bell.
As they gave the answer, they recalled their outstretched hands; and where their figures had been, there the Bells were.
and talking to her in a tender voice about the old times, and the Bells.
In reality the bell does not exist; it is only a fancy that people have taken into their heads
At the same moment the bell sounded deep in the wood, so clear and solemnly that five or six determined to penetrate somewhat further.
Then he suddenly bethought him of his little bell, and taking it out of his pocket he rang it once.
Then he took out his little bell and rang it twice.