PARAL'YSIS, n. [Gr. to loosen, dissolve or weaken.] Palsy; the loss of the power of muscular motion, or of the command of the muscles.
PA-RAL'Y-SIS, n. [Gr. παραλυσις, from παραλυω, to loosen, dissolve or weaken; παρα and λυω.]
An abolition of function, whether of intellect, special sensation, voluntary motion, common sensation, or sympathetic motion.
- Abolition of function, whether
complete or partial; esp., the loss of the power of voluntary motion,
with or without that of sensation, in any part of the body; palsy. See
Hemiplegia, and Paraplegia. Also used