pseudo paralysis


noun Pathology.
the inability to move a part of the body owing to factors, as pain, other than those causing actual paralysis.

1885–90; pseudo- + paralysis

pseudoparalytic [soo-duh-par-uh-lit-ik] , adjective Unabridged
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pseudoparalysis pseu·do·pa·ral·y·sis (sōō'dō-pə-rāl'ĭ-sĭs)
A voluntary restriction or inhibition of motion because of pain, incoordination, or other cause, not due to actual muscular paralysis. Also called pseudoparesis.

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