PAL'SY, n. s as z. [supposed to be contracted from Gr. relaxation; to loosen or relax.] The loss or defect of the power of voluntary muscular motion in the whole body, or in a particular part; paralysis. When one side only of the body is affected, it is called hemiplegy. When the lower part of the body is paralytic, it is called paraplegy. Palsy may be a loss of the power of motion without a loss of sensation, or a loss of sensation without loss of motion, or a loss of both.
PAL'SY, n. [s as z. supposed to be contracted from Gr. παραλυσις, relaxation; παραλυω, to loosen or relax.]
An abolition of function, whether of intellect, special sensation, voluntary motion, common sensation, or sympathetic motion.
- To paralyze; to destroy function.
- To destroy action or energy. – Dwight.
- Paralysis, complete or partial.
- To affect with palsy, or as with palsy] to
deprive of action or energy; to paralyze.