normokalemic periodic paralysis

[ nôr′mō-kā-lēmĭk ]

n.

An inherited form of periodic paralysis in which the serum potassium concentration is within normal limits during attacks. Onset usually occurs between the ages of 2 and 5 years, often associated with severe quadriplegia.

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