Stn Paralysis


Pathogen destroys motor neurons to cause paralysis. Significantly harder to cure and lethal

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10, 4 (Mad Cow Disease)

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Paralysis is a tier 4 symptom that can be found in Standard plagues as well as the Black Death scenario. It causes pathogens to destroy motor neurons to cause paralysis. It makes the plague much harder to cure (+10%), and it is sometimes lethal.

In order to earn the achievements Russian Nuclear Retaliation and Chinese Nuclear Retaliation, it is required that this symptom is evolved in order for President Spalin (a play on former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin) to drop nuclear bombs on Russia and China, respectively.

If you got Sympto-Stasis then in Nano-Virus mode, this, along with Insomnia, Paranoia and Coma won't cost any DNA, which mean free to upgrade.

In real life Edit

Paralysis is a loss of muscle function in one or more muscles. Paralysis can be accompanied by a loss of feeling (sensory loss) in the affected area if there is sensory damage as well as motor. In the United States, roughly 1 in 50 people have been diagnosed with some form of permanent or transient paralysis. The word comes from the Greek παράλυσις, "disabling of the nerves", itself from παρά (para), "beside, by" and λύσις (lysis), "making loose". A paralysis accompanied by involuntary tremors is usually called "palsy".

Paralysis is most often caused by damage in the nervous system, especially the spinal cord. Other major causes are stroke, trauma with nerve injury, poliomyelitis, cerebral palsy, peripheral neuropathy, Parkinson's disease, ALS, botulism, spina bifida, multiple sclerosis, and Guillain–Barré syndrome. Temporary paralysis occurs during REM sleep, and dysregulation of this system can lead to episodes of waking paralysis. Drugs that interfere with nerve function, such as curare, can also cause paralysis.

Pseudoparalysis (pseudo- meaning "false, not genuine", from Greek ψεῦδος) is voluntary restriction or inhibition of motion because of pain, incoordination, orgasm, or other cause, and is not due to actual muscular paralysis. In an infant, it may be a symptom of congenital syphilis. Pseudoparalysis can be caused by extreme mental stresses, and is a common feature of mental disorders such as panic anxiety disorder.

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