Definitions for Paralysispəˈræl ə sɪs; -ˌsiz
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
pa•ral•y•sispəˈræl ə sɪs; -ˌsiz(n.)(pl.)-ses
a loss or impairment of movement or sensation in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nerves, brain, or spinal cord. a disease characterized by this, esp. palsy.
a state of helpless stoppage or inability to act.
Origin of paralysis:
1515–25; < L < Gk parálysis =paralyein to loosen (i.e., disable) on one side (para-para -1+lyein to loosen) +-sis -sis ; cf. palsy
loss of the ability to move a body part
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
paralysis(noun)əˈræl ə sɪs
the inability to move the body
paralysis of the muscles of the forearm
paralysisəˈræl ə sɪs
the inability to function
The power failure caused paralysis of the subway system.
The complete loss of voluntary control of part of person's body, such as one or more limbs.
abolition of function, whether complete or partial; esp., the loss of the power of voluntary motion, with or without that of sensation, in any part of the body; palsy. See Hemiplegia, and Paraplegia. Also used figuratively
Paralysis is loss of muscle function for one or more muscles. Paralysis can be accompanied by a loss of feeling in the affected area if there is sensory damage as well as motor. A study conducted by the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation, suggests that about 1 in 50 people have been diagnosed with paralysis. The word comes from the Greek παράλυσις, "disabling of the nerves", itself from παρά, "beside, by" + λύσις, "loosing" and that from λύω, "to loose".
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A general term most often used to describe severe or complete loss of muscle strength due to motor system disease from the level of the cerebral cortex to the muscle fiber. This term may also occasionally refer to a loss of sensory function. (From Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p45)
Translations for Paralysis
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a loss of the ability to move
The paralysis affects his legs.
- paralisiaPortuguese (BR)
- ochrnutí, obrnaCzech
- die LähmungGerman
- از کارافتادگیFarsi
- लकवा, अंगघात, पक्षाघात, गतिहीनताHindi
- paraliza, ukočenostCroatian
- از کارافتادگیPersian
- شل، شوټ، له كاره وتلى، فلج، بي سېكه، كمزورىPashto
- 癱瘓Chinese (Trad.)
- فالج، لقوہUrdu
- chứng liệtVietnamese
- 瘫痪Chinese (Simp.)
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