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PARALYSIS AGITANS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does paralysis agitans mean? 

PARALYSIS AGITANS (noun)
  The noun PARALYSIS AGITANS has 1 sense:

1. a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination

  Familiarity information: PARALYSIS AGITANS used as a noun is very rare.


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PARALYSIS AGITANS (noun)


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Meaning:

A degenerative disorder of the central nervous system characterized by tremor and impaired muscular coordination

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

paralysis agitans; Parkinson's; Parkinson's disease; Parkinson's syndrome; Parkinsonism; shaking palsy

Hypernyms ("paralysis agitans" is a kind of...):

degenerative disorder (condition leading to progressive loss of function)

brain disease; brain disorder; encephalopathy (any disorder or disease of the brain)

Meronyms (parts of "paralysis agitans"):

tremor (shaking or trembling (usually resulting from weakness or stress or disease))


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