Cerebral palsy or CP is the most common childhood physical disability. It is a permanent physical condition that affects movement. A new international consensus definition has been proposed: "Cerebral palsy (CP) describes a group of disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitations that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturban ...
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Cerebral Palsy Overview
... Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term for describing a group of chronic disorders that impair a person’s ability to control body movement and posture. These disorders result from injury to the motor area...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... Cerebral palsy is a general term that describes a group of disorders that appear in the first few years of life and affect a child''s ability to coordinate body movements. These disorders are caused b...
Source: MayoClinic

Cerebral Atrophy Information Page
... Cerebral atrophy is a common feature of many of the diseases that affect the brain. Atrophy of any tissue means loss of cells. In brain tissue, atrophy describes a loss of neurons and the connections ...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Cerebral Palsy Information Page
... Cerebral palsy is an umbrella-like term used to describe a group of chronic disorders impairing control of movement that appear in the first few years of life and generally do not worsen over time. Th...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Hypertonia Information Page
... Hypertonia is a condition marked by an abnormal increase in muscle tension and a reduced ability of a muscle to stretch. It is caused by injury to motor pathways in the central nervous system, which c...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Cerebral Palsy: Hope Through Research
... In the 1860s, an English surgeon named William Little wrote the first medical descriptions of a puzzling disorder that struck children in the first years of life, causing stiff, spastic muscles in the...
Source: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

   

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