Bell's palsy

another name for facial palsy, the usually one-sided, temporary numbing of the facial muscles, caused by an inflamed nerve
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Bell's palsy

idiopathic lower motorneuron lesion of the seventh cranial nerve
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Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy: Paralysis of the facial nerve, the nerve that supplies the facial muscles on one side of the face. Bell's palsy is also called facial nerve paralysis. The cause of facial nerve paralysis is often not known, but is thought to be due to a virus. The facial nerve is the 7th cranial nerve. The disease typically starts suddenly and causes ...
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Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy Paralysis of the facial nerve, producing distortion of one side of the face.
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Bell's palsy

A condition that involves the facial nerve (VII cranial nerve) and results in the paralysis of one side of the face. Bell's (facial nerve palsy) can be differentiated from a central (stroke) deficit by the inability to raise the eyebrow on the affected side. ... (27 Sep 1997) ...
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Bell's palsy

Bell's palsy Credit: Wilson-Pauwels, et al., 1988 Bell's palsy is a form of temporary facial paralysis resulting from damage or trauma to one of the two facial nerves. The facial nerve – also called the 7th cranial nerve – is a paired structure that travels through a narrow, bony c...
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