bells palsy

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Bell's palsy (or facial palsy) is characterised by facial drooping on the affected half, due to malfunction of the facial nerve (VII cranial nerve), which controls the muscles of the face. Named after Scottish anatomist Charles Bell, who first described it, Bell's palsy is the most common acute mononeuropathy (disease involving only one nerve), and is the most common cause of acute facial nerve paralysis. The paralysis is of the infranuclear/lower motor neuron type
Paralysis of the facial nerve, producing distortion of one side of the face
bells palsy


    bells pal·sy

    Türkische aussprache

    belz pôlzi


    /ˈbelz ˈpôlzē/ /ˈbɛlz ˈpɔːlziː/

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