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.

Nearby words

  1. normocytic,
  2. normocytic anemia,
  3. normocytosis,
  4. normoglycemia,
  5. normokalemia,
  6. normotensive,
  7. normothermia,
  8. normotonic,
  9. normovolemia,
  10. norn


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