spastic paralysis

noun Pathology.
a condition in which the muscles affected are marked by tonic spasm and increased tendon reflexes.

Origin:
1890–95

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spastic paralysis n.
A chronic pathological condition in which the muscles are affected by persistent spasms and exaggerated tendon reflexes because of damage to the central nervous system.

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