spastic paralysis


noun Pathology.

a condition in which the muscles affected are marked by tonic spasm and increased tendon reflexes.

Nearby words

  1. spastic,
  2. spastic abasia,
  3. spastic gait,
  4. spastic hemiplegia,
  5. spastic ileus,
  6. spasticity,
  7. spat,
  8. spatchcock,
  9. spate,
  10. spathaceous

Origin of spastic paralysis

First recorded in 1890–95

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Medicine definitions for spastic paralysis

spastic paralysis

n.

A chronic pathological condition in which the muscles are affected by persistent spasms and exaggerated tendon reflexes because of damage to the central nervous system.

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