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Paralysis resulting from bites of some species of ticks whose saliva contains a toxin, esp. of the genera Ixodes and Dermacentor. It affects domestic animals and humans, esp. children, and causes a progressive ascending, flaccid motor paralysis. Recovery usually occurs after removal of the ticks.
See also: paralysis
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