Facial paralysis

Alternative Names

Paralysis of the face

Definition of Facial paralysis

Facial paralysis is the total loss of voluntary muscle movement of one side of the face.

Review

Linda Vorvick, MD, Family Physician, Seattle Site Coordinator, Lecturer, Pathophysiology, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/1/2009

Ptosis, drooping of the eyelid
Facial drooping

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