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Bell's palsy see bell's palsy.
birth palsy birth paralysis.
cerebral palsy see cerebral palsy.
crossed leg palsy palsy of the fibular nerve, caused by sitting with one leg crossed over the other.
Erb's palsy (Erb-Duchenne palsy) Erb-Duchenne paralysis.
facial palsy Bell's palsy.
shaking palsy Parkinson's disease.
motor and sensory deficits that result from nerve fiber injury associated with delivery; the brachial plexus is the region most commonly affected. Examples include Erb palsy and Klumpke palsy.
Etymology: ME, burth + Gk, paralyein, to be palsied
a loss of motor or sensory nerve function in some body part caused by a nerve injury during the birth process. Also called birth paralysis.
birth pal·sy(bĭrth pawl'zē)
Any motor abnormality in the infant caused by or attributed to the birthing process (e.g., includes obstetric paralysis, infantile hemiplegia).