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paralysis
used in Gifted Hands

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Definition
loss of the ability to move the body or a part of it

or:

inability to act or make a decision
  • But he also told me that Craig would definitely be paralyzed on one side of his body, " .... and there's a possibility that he will die."
    p. 186.9
  • It causes deafness and weakness of the facial muscles, eventually resulting in paralysis.
    p. 129.4
  • Rasmussen's progressively leads to permanent paralysis on one side of the body, mental retardation, and then death.
    p. 139.1
  • There's a chance that she'll be paralyzed and never speak again.
    p. 142.9
  • "I want to emphasize," I said, and paused, wanting to make certain they fully understood, "the major long-term risk, even if she survives surgery, is that she'll be unable to talk, or she might be permanently paralyzed on the right side.
    p. 143.6
  • If she came in for surgery and it was unsuccessful, she might end up in a coma, or be fully or partially paralyzed.
    p. 159.4
  • I again explained all the risks—how she might die or be paralyzed.
    p. 159.9
  • Now paralyzed on one side, she hadn't spoken for several months.
    p. 163.2
  • "And if he doesn't die, he could be paralyzed or devastated neurologically."
    p. 183.5
  • He would certainly be comatose and likely paralyzed.
    p. 185.4

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