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cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a catch-all term for a collection of neonatal motor and neurologic disorders that is nonprogressive and nonhereditary. Intrauterine hypoxia and perinatal asphyxia is believed to be the major cause. Characteristic disorders: spastic forms: quadriplegia, diplegia, hemiplegia, paraplegia, monoplegia, triplegia ataxia dyskinesia hypotonia Many sufferers have a mixture of several motor problems and are associated with seizures, mental retardation, and sensory/speech deficits.

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