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Signs and Symptoms

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Paralysis

Paralysis is defined as a complete loss of muscle strength in a defined area of the body. It can occur as a result of spinal cord injury or spinal cord disease. Normal muscle function requires an adequate nerve connection between the spinal cord and muscles. A loss of this capability results in muscle weakness (paresis) or a complete loss of muscle function (paralysis.)
 


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