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What is paralysis?
Paralysis is defined as the loss of muscle function in any part of the body because of nerve damage.
What causes paralysis?
Paralysis can be caused by:
- Trauma to the spinal cord or nervous system
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis
- Spina bifida
- Multiple sclerosis
- Guillain-Barré syndrome
- Poisons that interfere with the nervous system.
What are the various types of paralysis?
Localized paralysis: Paralysis is considered to be localized when it occurs in one particular part of the body.
Global paralysis: Paralysis is considered to be global when there is weakness throughout the entire body.
Hemiplegia: Paralysis is called hemiplegia when it occurs as weakness on one side of the body. This commonly occurs after strokes.
Paraplegia: Paralysis is called paraplegia when it occurs in the lower parts of the body. This is usually a result of a lower spinal cord injury.
Quadriplegia: Paralysis is called quadriplegia when the paralysis occurs in all four limbs. This is usually a result of an upper spinal cord injury.
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