Shaking palsy
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]


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  • shaking palsy — n. PARKINSON S DISEASE …   English World dictionary

  • shaking palsy — noun a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination • Syn: ↑paralysis agitans, ↑Parkinsonism, ↑Parkinson s disease, ↑Parkinson s syndrome, ↑Parkinson s • Hypernyms: ↑brain disorder …   Useful english dictionary

  • shaking palsy — shak·ing palsy shā kiŋ n PARKINSON S DISEASE * * * an archaic name for Parkinson s disease (see parkinsonism). * * * Parkinson disease …   Medical dictionary

  • shaking palsy — noun Date: 1817 Parkinson s disease …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • shaking palsy — Pathol. parkinsonism. [1605 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • shaking palsy — an archaic name for Parkinson s disease (see parkinsonism) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • shaking palsy — /ʃeɪkɪŋ ˈpɔlzi/ (say shayking pawlzee) noun a disease of the brain, characterised by tremors, especially of fingers and hands, rigidity of muscles, slowness of movements and speech, and a mask like, expressionless face; Parkinson s disease …   Australian English dictionary

  • Паралич Дрожательный (Shaking Palsy) — устаревшее название паркинсонизма. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • palsy — Synonyms and related words: MS, ague, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, apoplexy, brain disease, bumpiness, catalepsy, cataplexy, cephalalgia, cerebral palsy, chattering, chorea, cold shivers, diplegia, emotional disorder, epilepsy, falling sickness …   Moby Thesaurus

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