AskDefine | Define palsied

Dictionary Definition

palsied adj : affected with palsy or uncontrollable tremor; "hands weak and palsied"palsy


1 loss of the ability to move a body part [syn: paralysis]
2 a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor v : affect with palsy [also: palsied]palsied See palsy

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  1. Afflicted with palsy.
  2. Trembling as if afflicted with palsy.

Extensive Definition

Palsy is a medical term derived from the word paralysis that is defined as paralysis of a body part often accompanied by loss of feeling and uncontrolled body movements such as shaking. It occurs in the name of several medical conditions including cerebral palsy (caused by some intracranial lesions), brachial palsy (paralysis of an arm) and Bell's palsy.
palsied in German: Lähmung

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