progressive bulbar palsy

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pro·gress·ive bul·bar pal·sy

one of the subgroups of motor neuron disease; a progressive degenerative disorder of the motor neurons of primarily the brainstem, manifested as weakness (and wasting) of the various bulbar muscles, resulting in dysarthria and dysphagia-fluid regurgitation is an outstanding symptom and can cause aspiration; tongue weakness and wasting are usually evident. Often fasciculation potentials are present in the tongue and facial muscles.

pro·gres·sive bul·bar pal·sy

(prŏ-gresiv bŭlbahr pawlzē)
One of the subgroups of motor neuron disease. Tongue weakness and wasting are usually evident. Often fasciculation potentials are present in the tongue and facialmuscles.
Synonym(s): glossolabiolaryngeal paralysis,, glossopharyngeolabial paralysis.