motor neuron paralysis

motor neuron paralysis

an injury to the spinal cord that causes damage to the motor neurons and results in various degrees of functional impairment depending on the site of the lesion. See also lower motor neuron paralysis, upper motor neuron paralysis.
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The condition causes motor neuron paralysis, leaving the animal unable to stand on all fours and often only capable of moving by crawling on its belly.