pressure paralysis

n.

Paralysis due to compression of a nerve or nerve trunk or the spinal cord.

Nearby words

  1. pressure gradient,
  2. pressure group,
  3. pressure head,
  4. pressure hull,
  5. pressure ice,
  6. pressure point,
  7. pressure reversal,
  8. pressure ridge,
  9. pressure sense,
  10. pressure sore


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