spastic paralysis
noun Date: 1879 paralysis with tonic spasm of the affected muscles and with increased tendon reflexes

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • spastic paralysis — n paralysis with tonic spasm of the affected muscles and with increased tendon reflexes * * * weakness of a limb or limbs associated with increased reflex activity. This results in resistance to passive movement of the limb (see spasticity). It… …   Medical dictionary

  • spastic paralysis — n. a condition, as in cerebral palsy, in which certain muscles are in a state of continuous contraction, causing rigidity of a normally movable part, accompanied by exaggerated tendon reflexes …   English World dictionary

  • spastic paralysis — noun a loss or deficiency of motor control with involuntary spasms caused by permanent brain damage present at birth • Syn: ↑cerebral palsy • Derivationally related forms: ↑spastic • Hypernyms: ↑brain disorder, ↑encephalopathy, ↑brain disease …   Useful english dictionary

  • spastic paralysis — Pathol. a condition in which the muscles affected are marked by tonic spasm and increased tendon reflexes. [1890 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • spastic paralysis — condition characterized by persistent muscle spasms and exaggerated tendon reflexes due to damage to motor nerves of the central nervous system (Pathology) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • spastic paralysis — weakness of a limb or limbs associated with increased reflex activity. This results in resistance to passive movement of the limb (see spasticity). It is caused by disease affecting the nerve fibres of the corticospinal tract, which in health not …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • spastic paralysis — spas′tic paral′ysis n. pat a condition in which the muscles affected are marked by continued, or tonic, spasm and increased tendon reflexes …   From formal English to slang

  • Паралич Спастический (Spastic Paralysis) — слабость одной или нескольких конечностей, сопровождающаяся увеличением их рефлекторной активности. В результате в пораженной конечности возникает сопротивление выполнению пассивных движений (см. Спастичность). Причиной заболевания является… …   Медицинские термины

  • spastic — [spas′tik] adj. [L spasticus < Gr spastikos, drawing, pulling < span: see SPASM] 1. of, characterized by, affected with, or produced by a spasm [spastic colon] 2. afflicted with or involving spastic paralysis n. a person with spastic… …   English World dictionary

  • spastic paraplegia — n spastic paralysis of the legs * * * any of a group of diseases marked by spasticity of the muscles of the paralyzed part and increased tendon reflexes, due to damage to the corticospinal tract. Most varieties are hereditary (see hereditary… …   Medical dictionary

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