Muscle function loss

Alternative Names

Paralysis; Paresis; Loss of movement; Motor dysfunction

Definition of Muscle function loss

Muscle function loss is when a muscle doesn’t work or move normally. The medical term for complete loss of muscle function is paralysis.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine; Luc Jasmin, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA, and Department of Anatomy at UCSF, San Francisco, CA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/6/2010

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