"Facial Paralysis" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Severe or complete loss of facial muscle motor function. This condition may result from central or peripheral lesions. Damage to CNS motor pathways from the cerebral cortex to the facial nuclei in the pons leads to facial weakness that generally spares the forehead muscles. FACIAL NERVE DISEASES generally results in generalized hemifacial weakness. NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause facial paralysis or paresis.
- Facial Paralysis
- Paralyses, Facial
- Paralysis, Facial
- Facial Palsy
- Facial Palsies
- Palsies, Facial
- Palsy, Facial
Facial Palsy, Lower Motor Neuron
- Facial Palsy, Lower Motor Neuron
- Lower Motor Neuron Facial Palsy
- Facial Paralysis, Peripheral
- Facial Paralyses, Peripheral
- Paralysis, Peripheral Facial
- Peripheral Facial Paralysis
Facial Palsy, Upper Motor Neuron
- Facial Palsy, Upper Motor Neuron
- Upper Motor Neuron Facial Palsy
- Facial Paralysis, Central
- Central Facial Paralyses
- Central Facial Paralysis
- Facial Paralyses, Central
- Paralyses, Central Facial
- Paralysis, Central Facial
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