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palsy


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Palsy  \Pal"sy\,  n.;  pl  {Palsies}.  [OE.  palesie,  parlesy,  OF 
  paralesie  F.  paralysie,  L.  paralysis.  See  {Paralysis}.] 
  (Med.) 
  Paralysis,  complete  or  partial.  See  {Paralysis}.  ``One  sick 
  of  the  palsy.''  --Mark  ii  3. 
 
  {Bell's  palsy},  paralysis  of  the  facial  nerve,  producing 
  distortion  of  one  side  of  the  face;  --  so  called  from  Sir 
  Charles  Bell,  an  English  surgeon  who  described  it 
 
  {Scrivener's  palsy}.  See  {Writer's  cramp},  under  {Writer}. 
 
  {Shaking  palsy},  paralysis  agitans  a  disease  usually 
  occurring  in  old  people,  characterized  by  muscular  tremors 
  and  a  peculiar  shaking  and  tottering  gait. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Palsy  \Pal"sy\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Palsied};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Palsying}.] 
  To  affect  with  palsy,  or  as  with  palsy;  to  deprive  of  action 
  or  energy;  to  paralyze. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  palsy 
  n  1:  loss  of  the  ability  to  move  a  body  part  [syn:  {paralysis}] 
  2:  a  condition  marked  by  uncontrollable  tremor 
  v  :  affect  with  palsy 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Palsy 
  a  shorter  form  of  "paralysis."  Many  persons  thus  afflicted  were 
  cured  by  our  Lord  (Matt.  4:24;  8:5-13;  9:2-7;  Mark  2:3-11;  Luke 
  7:2-10;  John  5:5-7)  and  the  apostles  (Acts  8:7;  9:33,  34). 
 




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