compression paralysis

n.

Paralysis due to compression of a nerve, as by prolonged pressure.

Nearby words

  1. compressibility,
  2. compression,
  3. compression cyanosis,
  4. compression ignition,
  5. compression molding,
  6. compression ratio,
  7. compression syndrome,
  8. compression wave,
  9. compression-ignition engine,
  10. compressive


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