acute ascending paralysis
a·cute as·cend·ing pa·ral·y·sis
a paralysis of rapid course beginning in the legs and involving progressively the trunk, arms, and neck, ending sometimes in death in 1-3 weeks; generally due to either fulminant Guillain-Barré syndrome or an ascending necrotizing myelopathy.
Synonym(s): ascending paralysis
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acute ascending paralysisA nonspecific term for acute ascending flaccid paralysis associated with various neurologic diseases, including poliomyelitis, transverse myelitis, Guillain-Barré syndrome and others.
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a·cute as·cend·ing pa·ral·y·sis(ă-kyūt' ă-send'ing păr-al'i-sis)
A paralysis of rapid course beginning in the legs and involving progressively the trunk, arms, and neck, ending sometimes in death in from 1 to 3 weeks.
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