lead palsy


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lead pal·sy

a peculiar type of reputedly toxic neuropathy, resulting from lead intoxication, consisting of bilateral weakness of wrist and finger extensor muscles that is presumably due to bilateral radial neuropathies. Although often mentioned, apparently no verified cases have been described in the modern medical literature.
Synonym(s): lead paralysis

lead palsy

Paralysis of the extremities in lead poisoning.
See also: palsy