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spastic paralysis

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noun Pathology.
  1. a condition in which the muscles affected are marked by tonic spasm and increased tendon reflexes.
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Origin of spastic paralysis

First recorded in 1890–95
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spastic paralysis in Medicine

spastic paralysis

  1. 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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