To affect or strike with paralysis or palsy.
Neither spontaneous nor active, not produced by active efforts.
Muscular tissues attached to the front of the chest wall and extending to the upper arms. These are located under the breast.
The nerves outside of the brain and spinal cord, including the automatic, cranial and spinal nerves. Peripheral nerves contain non-neuronal cells and connective tissue as well as axons.
Injury to the nerves that supply sensation to the arms and legs.
The motor nerve of the diaphragm. The phrenic nerve fibers originate in the cervical spinal column (mostly C4) and travel through the cervical plexus to the diaphragm.
A physician specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Physiatrists help restore optimal function to people with injuries to the muscles, bones, tissues and nervous system.
A trained rehabilitation professional who promotes optimal health function and independence by teaching exercises and other physical activities to aid in rehabilitation and maximize physical ability with less pain.
Plastic and reconstructive surgeon
A medically qualified specialist who specializes in surgery of the face, head, neck and nerve repairs.
A network or tangle. Plexus is a general term for a network of lymphatic vessels, nerves or veins.
Situated in back or in the back part of or affecting the back or dorsal surface of the body.
Closest from any point of reference. A part of the body closet to the center of the body.