pseudoparalysis

[ 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.

Origin of pseudoparalysis

First recorded in 1885–90; pseudo- + paralysis

Related forms

pseu·do·par·a·lyt·ic [soo-duh-par-uh-lit-ik] /ˌsu dəˌpær əˈlɪt ɪk/, adjective
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Medicine definitions for pseudoparalysis

pseudoparalysis

[ sōō′dō-pə-rălĭ-sĭs ]

n.

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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