Definition of paralysis agitans in English:

paralysis agitans


  • less common term for Parkinson's disease
    • ‘Necropsy studies were done on six patients with idiopathic paralysis agitans, one with multiple system atrophy including features of Parkinsonism.’
    • ‘Paralysis Agitans is a progressive, neurological condition. Symptoms usually appear in people over 50 years and the risk of having the condition increases with age. However, younger people can also have Parkinson’s disease.’


Latin, literally ‘shaking paralysis’.


paralysis agitans