Scientists have long known that polio is not the only virus that can cause "polio-like" paralysis.
What does all this have to do with paralysis in modern state capitals?
Yet not everyone is caught up this vortex of paralysis and resentment.
If there is a repeat of the 2009 fraud, the paralysis could reign much longer.
Given the paralysis in Washington, the action is likely to remain at the state level.
He was not wordy, and he tarried but a moment, yet he explained his paralysis.
Just as the bonds of paralysis had broken, he had lost consciousness.
He had a stroke of paralysis two weeks ago and for several days he has been unconscious.
One day, when they were at church, he died of a second attack of paralysis.
Marston stood in his tracks like a man stricken by paralysis; his cigar dropped from his open mouth.
1520s, from Latin paralysis, from Greek paralysis "paralysis, palsy," literally "loosening," from paralyein "disable, enfeeble," from para- "beside" (see para- (1)) + lyein "loosen, untie" (see lose).
Figurative use from 1813. Earlier form was paralysie (late 14c., see palsy). Old English equivalent was lyft adl (see left (adj.)) or crypelnes "crippleness."
paralysis pa·ral·y·sis (pə-rāl'ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. pa·ral·y·ses (-sēz')
Loss of power of voluntary movement in a muscle through injury or through disease of its nerve supply.
Loss of sensation over a region of the body.
The loss of voluntary movement in a body part. Paralysis results from damage to the nerves that supply the affected part of the body.