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. [1913 Webster]

{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}, (Med.) paralysis agitans, a disease usually occurring in old people, characterized by muscular tremors and a peculiar shaking and tottering gait; now called {parkinsonism}, or {Parkinson's disease}. [1913 Webster +PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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