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n. muscle weakness that varies in its extent, its severity, and the degree of spasticity or flaccidity according to the nature of the underlying disease and its distribution in the brain, spinal cord, peripheral nerves, or muscles. See flaccid (paralysis), spastic paralysis. See also diplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, poliomyelitis. —paralyticadj.

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