acute ascending paralysis
Paralysis having a rapid course, beginning in the legs and progressively involving the trunk, arms, and neck.Landry's paralysis
Taser: A Surprising Acronym With An Unsettling StoryThe controversial use of Tasers extends back to its roots in sci-fi literature.
Is it naughty or not? Learn what “burlesque” actually means, plus Cher’s real nameThe trailer for “Burlesque,” starring Cher and Christina Aguilera, makes the film seem like cheesy fun. What the preview fails to do, however, is explain what actually defines burlesque. Is it strictly a type of dance performed in seedy venues, a fancy word for striptease? Luckily for word enthusiasts, “burlesque” derives from a rich tradition as well as a compelling meaning. Traditionally, burlesque has been a type of …
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