muscular paralysis


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muscular paralysis

Loss of the capacity of muscles to contract. It may be due to a structural or functional disorder in the muscle at the myoneural junction, in efferent nerve fibers, in cell bodies of nuclei of origin of the brain or of the gray matter of the spinal cord, in conducting pathways of the brain or spinal cord, or in motor centers of the brain.
See also: paralysis
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The colourless, odourless chemicals Tabun and Sarin kill by inhibiting the action of the body's enzyme cholinesterase, producing muscular paralysis on contact with the eyes or skin by as little as one milligram of the substance.
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In such patients, they destroy the insulating myelin sheath around nerve fibers, causing blindness, speech loss, muscular paralysis, and death.
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