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 for Palsies
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Palsy \Pal"sy\, n.; pl. Palsies. [OE. palesie, parlesy, OF.
     paralesie, F. paralysie, L. paralysis. See Paralysis.]
     (Med.)
     Paralysis, complete or partial. See Paralysis. "One sick of
     the palsy." --Mark ii. 3.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Bell's palsy, paralysis of the facial nerve, producing
        distortion of one side of the face; -- so called from Sir
        Charles Bell, an English surgeon who described it.
  
     Scrivener's palsy. See Writer's cramp, under Writer.
  
     Shaking palsy, (Med.) paralysis agitans, a disease usually
        occurring in old people, characterized by muscular tremors
        and a peculiar shaking and tottering gait; now called
        parkinsonism, or Parkinson's disease.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

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