Pal"sy (?), n.; pl. Palsies (#). [OE. palesie, parlesy, OF. paralesie, F. paralysie, L. paralysis. See Paralysis.] Med.

Paralysis, complete or partial. See Paralysis.

"One sick of the palsy."

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Bell's palsy, paralysis of the facial nerve, producing distortion of one side of the face; -- so called from Sir Charles Bell, an English surgeon who described it. -- Scrivener's palsy. See Writer's cramp, under Writer. -- Shaking palsy, paralysis agitans, a disease usually occurring in old people, characterized by muscular tremors and a peculiar shaking and tottering gait.

 

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Pal"sy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Palsied (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Palsying.]

To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action or energy; to paralyze.

 

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