Bell's Palsy

Clinical Neuroscience Neurodegeneration: Exploring Commonalities Across Diseases
Clinical Neuroscience Neurodegeneration: Exploring Commonalities Across Diseases
Definition

Bell's Palsy is form of neuritis that involves paralysis of the facial nerve causing weakness of the muscles of one side of the face and, in some cases, an inability to close the eye on the affected side of the face.

Cause

Unknown.

Likewise, recovery may occur spontaneously.

Effect(s)
  • paralysis of the facial nerve
  • weakness of the muscles of one side of the face, which may result in inability to close the eye.

In some cases the patient's hearing may also be affected in such a way that sounds seem to him / her to be abnormally loud. Loss of taste sensation may also occur.

 

See also diseases and disorders of the nervous system (all on one page).

Further information about the nervous system includes the main parts of the nervous system, parts of the brain and the pathway of a nerve impulse.

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