tick paralysis


Ascending paralysis caused by the attachment of certain ticks, especially of the genera Dermacentor and Ixodes. Removal of the tick usually results in rapid recovery.

Nearby words

  1. tick bird,
  2. tick box,
  3. tick fever,
  4. tick off,
  5. tick over,
  6. tick trefoil,
  7. tick typhus,
  8. tick-bird,
  9. tick-borne,
  10. tick-borne encephalitis virus

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