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To render incapable of movement.
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tr.v. para·lyzed, para·lyzing, para·lyzes
1. To affect with paralysis; cause to be paralytic.
2. To make unable to move or act: paralyzed by fear.

par′a·ly·za′tion (-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
par′a·lyz′er n.
par′a·lyz′ing·ly adv.
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To render incapable of movement.
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To render incapable of movement.
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Patient discussion about paralyze

Q. What Is Bell's Palsy? A friend of mine has been told she has Bell's palsy. What happens in this disease?

A. Bell's palsy is defined as an idiopathic (from an unknown reason) unilateral facial nerve paralysis, usually self-limiting. The trademark is rapid onset of partial or complete palsy, usually in a single day.
Here you can learn more about what exactly is Bell's palsy-

Q. What are the causes of bell's palsy?

A. I had it 5 years ago at age 20. All the symptoms of the above are correct not to mention the tiredness and rapid blinking of the eye from the effected side.

In my case I have just found out that I have a non milignate tumor behind my left eye which was likely to be the cause of the Bell Pausy in the first place. I encourage anyone who has symptoms or pain spanning more than 8 weeks to see their doctor and if possible request request or demand a MRI scan for peace of mind.

If pain persists get a second opinion and dont let the Dr. shrugg you off.

Q. I go to sleep & use to wake up paralyzed in my sleep. I go to sleep & use to wake up paralyzed in my sleep. But not asleep, just laying there, eyes wide open paralyzed. I couldn't breath, I couldn't speak, move anything but my eyes. I could look around but I couldn't even breathe. This has happened a few times in my old house, once in my mother's house (she lived by the side of a graveyard), and then only once in my new house. What is it and what do you think is causing it?

A. I had the same problem but never at night...and it only happened during the day when I take nap. I will wake up and I can't move or talk, I can't open my eyes either. I've never been able to snap out of it though, I just have to lay there until I go back to sleep, and usually it doesn't happen when I wake up the next time. Needless to say I try NOT to take naps anymore, because it happens nearly every time.

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Ridgway and Mahr (1990) observed that the eulophid Sympiesis marylandensis Girault, 1917, kills its host, Phyllonorycter blancardella (F., 1761) (Lepidoptera: Gracillariidae), by inserting its ovipositor in an exploratory behavior without necessarily laying eggs, but which consequently lead to host paralyzation. According to these authors, the paralyzed larva has a different appearance when compared to that which suffered host feeding: the former showing a yellowish coloration and the latter, a darkened coloration, similar to that observed for P.
The patron's reference to the "paralyzation of the public conscience" proffers profound social commentary and characterizes him as a learned and skilled rhetoritician; the reader wonders why we have not heard him speak--and certainly speak so urgently before.
In addition, following paralyzation of the host, females frequently (but not always) exhibit lapping behavior whereby they drink hemolymph oozing from the site where the stinger was inserted (wound site) or liquid material from the mouth of the host.
His spinal cord was severed, causing complete paralyzation from his neck down.
For him, the figure of the moving statue is a question of the immobile statue of a mobile being conceived either as a moving statue or as a statue of an immobile being: "opposed to the 'miracle' of the idea of motion overcoming the paralyzation of matter is the converse 'miracle' - the immobility of matter overcoming the idea of motion" ("Statue" 34).