"Bell Palsy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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A syndrome characterized by the acute onset of unilateral FACIAL PARALYSIS which progresses over a 2-5 day period. Weakness of the orbicularis oculi muscle and resulting incomplete eye closure may be associated with corneal injury. Pain behind the ear often precedes the onset of paralysis. This condition may be associated with HERPESVIRUS 1, HUMAN infection of the facial nerve. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1376)
- Bell Palsy
- Bell Palsies
- Palsies, Bell
- Palsy, Bell
- Facial Neuropathy, Inflammatory, Acute
- Facial Paralysis, Idiopathic
- Facial Paralyses, Idiopathic
- Idiopathic Facial Paralyses
- Idiopathic Facial Paralysis
- Paralyses, Idiopathic Facial
- Paralysis, Idiopathic Facial
- Inflammatory Facial Neuropathy, Acute
- Acute Inflammatory Facial Neuropathy
- Facial Neuropathy, Idiopathic Acute
- Idiopathic Acute Facial Neuropathy
- Bell's Palsy
- Bell's Palsies
- Bells Palsy
- Palsies, Bell's
- Palsy, Bell's
- Acute Idiopathic Facial Neuropathy
Herpetic Facial Paralysis
- Herpetic Facial Paralysis
- Facial Paralyses, Herpetic
- Facial Paralysis, Herpetic
- Herpetic Facial Paralyses
- Paralyses, Herpetic Facial
- Paralysis, Herpetic Facial
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