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pseudobulbar palsy

 

Definition: paralysis of the lips and tongue, simulating progressive bulbar paralysis, but due to supranucelar lesions with bilateral involvement of the upper motor neurons; characterized by speech and swallowing difficulties, emotional instability, and spasmodic, mirthless laughter.

Synonym(s): pseudobulbar paralysis

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