- a condition in which the muscles affected are marked by tonic spasm and increased tendon reflexes.
Origin of spastic paralysis
First recorded in 1890–95
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- A chronic pathological condition in which the muscles are affected by persistent spasms and exaggerated tendon reflexes because of damage to the central nervous system.
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