juvenile paralysis agitans


juvenile paralysis agitans
juvenile paralysis agitans (of Hunt) a condition developing in early life, usually familial but occasionally occurring sporadically, marked by increased muscle tonus with the characteristic attitude and facies of paralysis agitans, due to progressive degeneration of the globus pallidus; involvement of the substantia nigra and pyramidal tracts may occur. Called also paleostriatal syndrome, pallidal atrophy, pallidal syndrome, and Ramsay Hunt syndrome.

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  • Ramsay Hunt paralysis syndrome — Ram·say Hunt paralysis, syndrome (ramґze huntґ) [James Ramsay Hunt, American neurologist, 1872–1937] see dyssynergia cerebellaris progressiva; see juvenile paralysis agitans (of Hunt), under paralysis; and see under syndrome …   Medical dictionary

  • Ramsay Hunt paralysis — juvenile p. agitans (of Hunt) …   Medical dictionary

  • pallidal atrophy — juvenile paralysis agitans (of Hunt); see under paralysis …   Medical dictionary

  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ramsay Hunt syndrome — 1. herpes zoster involving the facial and vestibulocochlear nerves, often associated with transitory ipsilateral facial paralysis and herpetic vesicles of the external ear or tympanic membrane; there may or may not be tinnitus, vertigo, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • pallidal degeneration — neurodegeneration involving the globus pallidus, as in juvenile paralysis agitans …   Medical dictionary

  • paleostriatal syndrome — pallidal syndrome juvenile paralysis agitans (of Hunt) …   Medical dictionary

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