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

  Palsy \Pal"sy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Palsied; p. pr. & vb. n.
     To affect with palsy, or as with palsy; to deprive of action
     or energy; to paralyze.
     [1913 Webster]

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.]
     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]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: loss of the ability to move a body part [syn: paralysis,
      2: a condition marked by uncontrollable tremor
      v 1: affect with palsy

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  67 Moby Thesaurus words for "palsy":
     MS, ague, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, apoplexy, brain disease,
     bumpiness, catalepsy, cataplexy, cephalalgia, cerebral palsy,
     chattering, chorea, cold shivers, diplegia, emotional disorder,
     epilepsy, falling sickness, fits and starts,
     glossopharyngeal neuralgia, headache, hemiplegia, herpes zoster,
     infantile paralysis, ischialgia, jactation, jactitation, jerkiness,
     joltiness, migraine, multiple sclerosis, nervous disorder,
     neuralgia, neuritis, neuropathy, organic psychosis, paralysis,
     paraplegia, paresis, polio, poliomyelitis, polyneuritis,
     pressure neuropathy, priapism, quaking, quavering, quivering,
     radiculitis, sciatic neuritis, sciatica, sensory paralysis, shakes,
     shaking, shaking palsy, shingles, shivering, shivers, shuddering,
     spasms, spastic paralysis, stroke, succussion, the jerks,
     tic douloureux, toxic psychosis, trembling, tremulousness,

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a shorter form of "paralysis." Many persons thus afflicted were
     cured by our Lord (Matt. 4:24; 8:5-13; 9:2-7; Mark 2:3-11; Luke
     7:2-10; John 5:5-7) and the apostles (Acts 8:7; 9:33, 34).

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