facioplegia


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Related to facioplegia: heterophemia, malacic, colpodynia

facioplegia

 [fa″she-o-ple´jah]
facial paralysis. adj., adj faciople´gic.

fa·cial pa·ral·y·sis

paresis or paralysis of the facial muscles, usually unilateral, due to either a lesion involving either the nucleus or the facial nerve peripheral to the nucleus (peripheral facial paralysis) or a supranuclear lesion in the cerebrum or upper brainstem (central facial paralysis); with the latter, facial weakness is usually partial and the upper portion of the face is relatively spared, because of bilateral cortical connections.

facioplegia

/fa·cio·ple·gia/ (fa″she-o-ple´jah) facial paralysis.faciople´gic

fa·cial pa·ral·y·sis

(fā'shăl păr-al'i-sis)
Paresis or paralysis of the facial muscles, usually unilateral, due to either a lesion involving the nucleus of the facial nerve or a supranuclear lesion in the cerebrum or upper brainstem.
See also: Bell palsy
Synonym(s): facial palsy, facioplegia, prosopoplegia.

fa·cial pa·ral·y·sis

(fā'shăl păr-al'i-sis)
Paresis or paralysis of facial muscles, usually unilateral, due to either a lesion involving either nucleus or facial nerve peripheral to nucleus or supranuclear lesion in cerebrum or upper brainstem. Causes include Bell palsy, stroke, brain tumor, sarcoidosis, Lyme disease, infection, and birth trauma in affected newborns.
Synonym(s): facial palsy, facioplegia.

facioplegia

see facial paralysis.