shaking palsy

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Origin of shaking palsy

First recorded in 1605–15

Words Nearby shaking palsy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use shaking palsy in a sentence

  • The patient was suffering from Paralysis agitans, or shaking palsy, and was of course incurable.

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  • The term shaking palsy has been vaguely employed by medical writers in general.

British Dictionary definitions for shaking palsy

shaking palsy

  1. another name for Parkinson's disease

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