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erb's palsy

erb's palsy in Medicine

Erb's palsy n.
Birth palsy in which there is paralysis of the muscles of the upper arm due to a lesion of the brachial plexus or the roots of the fifth and sixth cervical nerves. Also called Duchenne-Erb paralysis.

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