spastic paraplegia

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spas·tic par·a·ple·gi·a

paresis of the lower extremities with increased muscle tone and spasmodic contraction of the muscles.
Synonym(s): Erb-Charcot disease (2)
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spastic paraplegia

Paralysis of both lower limbs with muscle spasm. This may be due to diseases of the brain or spinal cord, spinal nerve roots or peripheral nerves. The condition may be hereditary.
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Wilhelm Heinrich, German neurologist, 1840-1921.
Duchenne-Erb paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Duchenne-Erb syndrome - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb atrophy - a form of progressive muscular atrophy in which the disease begins in the muscle and not in the spinal centers. Synonym(s): progressive muscular dystrophy
Erb disease - progressive weakness and atrophy of the muscles of the tongue, lips, palate, pharynx, and larynx, most often caused by motor neuron disease. Synonym(s): progressive bulbar paralysis
Erb formula - the portion of the brachial plexus that can be stimulated through intact skin.
Erb palsy - a type of brachial birth palsy in which there is paralysis of the muscles of the upper arm and shoulder girdle. Synonym(s): Duchenne-Erb paralysis; Duchenne-Erb syndrome; Erb-Duchenne paralysis; Erb paralysis
Erb paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb sign - Synonym(s): Erb-Westphal sign
Erb spinal paralysis - chronic myelitis of syphilitic origin.
Erb-Charcot disease - a type of cerebral palsy. Synonym(s): spastic diplegia; spastic paraplegia
Erb-Duchenne paralysis - Synonym(s): Erb palsy
Erb-Goldflam disease - Synonym(s): Goldflam disease
Erb-Westphal sign - abolition of the patellar tendon reflex in certain diseases of the spinal cord and occasionally in brain disease. Synonym(s): Erb sign; Westphal-Erb sign; Westphal phenomenon; Westphal sign
Nievergelt-Erb syndrome - Synonym(s): Nievergelt syndrome
Westphal-Erb sign - Synonym(s): Erb-Westphal sign
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References in periodicals archive ?
Fink, "Hereditary spastic paraplegia: clinico-pathologic features and emerging molecular mechanisms," Acta Neuropathologica, vol.
Keywords: Familial spastic paraplegia Hereditary spastic paraplegia StrA1/4mpell-Lorrain syndrome INTRODUCTION
Multiple sclerosis, B12 deficiency, human T-cell lymphotrophic virus-1 infection, structural inflammatory lesions of the spinal cord, motor neuron disease, and hereditary spastic paraplegia have been excluded.
CARDIFF: Captain Beany will be running in the Power House Marathon in Cardiff today to raise money for nineyear-old Dana Twomey, who suffers from hereditary spastic paraplegia. NEATH: Fifty people were involved in the rescue of a Turkish man who fell 25ft into a narrow gorge at Clun Gwyn Falls, the latest in a series of accidents at local beauty spots.
"There was just a thought she may say no but I'm delighted she didn't", said Roo, who suffers from what is known as Spordadic Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia.
The company's cells recently reversed paralysis in some rats with Ischemic Spastic Paraplegia in a study conducted at the University of California at San Diego, and published in the journal NEUROSCIENCE.
Because of gradually increasing problems with mobility due to a condition known as hereditary spastic paraplegia, I was advised by a neurologist that the next step (pardon the pun) was a wheelchair.
The rats suffered from Ischemic Spastic Paraplegia, a painful form of extreme spasticity and rigidity that causes permanent and untreatable loss of motor function and paralysis.
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