glossopharyngeolabial paralysis -->
progressive bulbar palsy
medical dictionary

One of the subgroups of motor neurone disease; a progressive degenerative disorder of the motor neurones of primarily the brainstem, manifested as weakness (and wasting) of the various bulbar muscles, resulting in dysarthria and dysphagia-fluid regurgitation is an outstanding symptom and can cause aspiration; tongue weakness and wasting is usually evident, and often the fasciculation potentials are present in the tongue and facial muscles.

Synonyms: glossopalatolabial paralysis, glossopharyngeolabial paralysis.

(05 Mar 2000)