Palsy is a medical term which refers to various types of paralysis often accompanied by loss of feeling and uncontrolled body movements such as shaking.

Palsy may refer to:

  • Bell's palsy, partial facial paralysis
  • Bulbar palsy, impairment of cranial nerves
  • Cerebral palsy, a neural disorder caused by intracranial lesions
  • Conjugate gaze palsy, a disorder affecting the ability to move the eyes
  • Erb's palsy, also known as brachial palsy, involving paralysis of an arm
  • Spinal muscular atrophy, also known as wasting palsy

Famous quotes containing the word palsy:

    The palsy plagues my pulses
    —Unknown. Tom o’ Bedlam’s Song (l. 37)

    All conservatives are such from personal defects. They have been effeminated by position or nature, born halt and blind, through luxury of their parents, and can only, like invalids, act on the defensive. But strong natures, backwoodsmen, New Hampshire giants, Napoleons, Burkes, Broughams, Websters, Kossuths, are inevitable patriots, until their life ebbs, and their defects and gout, palsy and money, warp them.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)