Definition of cerebral palsy in English:

cerebral palsy

noun

  • A condition marked by impaired muscle coordination (spastic paralysis) and/or other disabilities, typically caused by damage to the brain before or at birth.

    See also spastic
    • ‘It certainly seems promising, although it's clearly not a cure for cerebral palsy.’
    • ‘In the result he suffered severe post natal asphyxia which resulted in very severe disability due to cerebral palsy.’
    • ‘This manual is a delightful and comprehensive presentation on children affected with cerebral palsy.’
    • ‘The workshop will take up the issues faced by the parents of the children with various disabilities due to cerebral palsy.’
    • ‘Around 1 in 10 cases of cerebral palsy are caused by problems during labour and birth.’
    • ‘Congenital deformities and neuromuscular disorders, such as cerebral palsy, can also be linked to bunions.’
    • ‘Those disabilities include cerebral palsy, neural deafness and mental retardation.’
    • ‘Another study from Sweden suggests that higher risks of cerebral palsy are not just due to the increase in multiple births.’
    • ‘She has severe athetoid cerebral palsy arising from the circumstances of her birth.’
    • ‘This man has very significant cerebral palsy, and he lives in a retirement home.’
    • ‘Neurological disorders, such as poliomyelitis and cerebral palsy, can also cause acquired club foot.’
    • ‘More than one half of the children with aspiration syndrome had cerebral palsy.’
    • ‘There are specific times of extra stress in the lives of families who must cope with cerebral palsy.’
    • ‘His music will hopefully aid children with cerebral palsy and other neurological conditions.’
    • ‘If you think your child has symptoms of cerebral palsy, take him to the doctor as soon as you notice them.’
    • ‘It is not uncommon for the most prematurely born infants who survive to have cerebral palsy.’
    • ‘Some people with cerebral palsy have only mild impairment of their motor abilities.’
    • ‘Not all women who were exposed to these viruses get a baby with cerebral palsy, but it was more common in the affected babies.’
    • ‘In fact epilepsy is more than three times as common as multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease and cerebral palsy.’
    • ‘The little girl's cerebral palsy and other medical conditions meant she was entirely dependent on others.’

Pronunciation:

cerebral palsy

/ˌserəbrəl ˈpôlzē/