[ soo-doh-puh-ral-uh-sis ]
/ ˈsu doʊ pəˈræl ə sɪs /

noun Pathology.

the inability to move a part of the body owing to factors, as pain, other than those causing actual paralysis.

Nearby words

  1. pseudonym,
  2. pseudonymity,
  3. pseudonymous,
  4. pseudonymously,
  5. pseudopapilledema,
  6. pseudoparaplegia,
  7. pseudoparenchyma,
  8. pseudoparesis,
  9. pseudopelade,
  10. pseudoperipteral

Origin of pseudoparalysis

First recorded in 1885–90; pseudo- + paralysis

Related formspseu·do·par·a·lyt·ic [soo-duh-par-uh-lit-ik] /ˌsu dəˌpær əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for pseudoparalysis


[ sōō′dō-pə-rălĭ-sĭs ]


A voluntary restriction or inhibition of motion because of pain, incoordination, or other cause, not due to actual muscular paralysis.pseudoparesis

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