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pseudoparalysis

[soo-doh-puh-ral-uh-sis] /ˈsu doʊ pəˈræl ə sɪs/
noun, Pathology
1.
the inability to move a part of the body owing to factors, as pain, other than those causing actual paralysis.
Origin
1885-1890
1885-90; pseudo- + paralysis
Related forms
pseudoparalytic
[soo-duh-par-uh-lit-ik] /ˌsu dəˌpær əˈlɪt ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective
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pseudoparalytic in Medicine

pseudoparalysis pseu·do·pa·ral·y·sis (sōō'dō-pə-rāl'ĭ-sĭs)
n.
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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