periodic paralysis


A group of diseases marked by episodes of muscular weakness or flaccid paralysis without loss of consciousness, speech, or sensation.

Nearby words

  1. periodic disease,
  2. periodic function,
  3. periodic law,
  4. periodic motion,
  5. periodic neutropenia,
  6. periodic sentence,
  7. periodic system,
  8. periodic table,
  9. periodic table of the elements,
  10. periodic tenancy

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