Translation of paralysis in Spanish:

paralysis

parálisis, n.

Pronunciation: /-siːz//pəˈralɪsɪs//pəˈræləsəs/

noun

  • 1

    Medicine
    parálisis feminine
    • The effect of facial paralysis with loss of muscle and skin tone in the elderly patient leads to laxity or ectropion of the lower lid.
    • Traditional stroke symptoms were defined as loss of balance and paralysis of at least one part of the body.
    • The paralysis or palsy may affect mainly the legs, or all four limbs, or just one side of the body.
    • Specialist equipment such as splints, callipers and braces can help with paralysis and contractures.
    • If the cancer has spread to the brain, it can cause seizures, paralysis, personality changes and speech difficulty.
  • 2

    (inactivity, powerlessness)
    paralización feminine
    the strike has led to a complete paralysis of the steel industry la huelga ha llevado a una total paralización de la industria siderúrgica
    • Finally he yanked himself out of the paralysis that gripped him and pulled the blinds tightly shut.
    • Downing Street, if not quite yet gripped by paralysis, is at least on edge waiting for malevolent treachery to strike again.
    • It is the media-programmed subconscious mind that poisons people into apathetic paralysis.
    • I can only suggest that the paralysis that has gripped this country in recent years is causing us huge angst.
    • It is owing to these oil workers that the paralysis of the oil industry is not complete.