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cerebral palsy

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
cerebral palsyˌcerebral ˈpalsy / $ .ˌ.. ˈ../ noun [uncountable]  MIa disease caused by damage to the brain before or during birth which results in difficulties of movement and speech
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cerebral palsyIt does have different characteristics from other more fixed medical conditions, such as cerebral palsy.Craig, 21 months, suffers from cerebral palsy.She suffers from cerebral palsy and because she could not communicate, doctors at first believed she might be mentally retarded.Sam is 6 and has cerebral palsy.Doctors thought she had a mild case of cerebral palsy.First comes a diagnosis of cerebral palsy, a label that seems right until other puzzling symptoms appear.David was starved of oxygen during birth at Peterborough Hospital in 1979 and suffered cerebral palsy.Andrew was born with cerebral palsy, and suffers a form of blindness.
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