cerebral palsy

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
ceˈre•bral ˈpal•sy, n. [uncountable]
  • Pathologymuscular weakness and difficulty in coordinating movement because of damage to the brain at birth.

  • WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
    cerebral palsy, [Pathol.]
    1. Pathologya form of paralysis believed to be caused by a prenatal brain defect or by brain injury during birth, most marked in certain motor areas and characterized by difficulty in control of the voluntary muscles.
    cerebral palsied. 

    Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::

    cerebral palsy n
    1. a nonprogressive impairment of muscular function and weakness of the limbs, caused by lack of oxygen to the brain immediately after birth, brain injury during birth, or viral infection

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