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Definition of Palsy, laryngeal

Palsy, laryngeal: Paralysis of the larynx (voice box) that is caused by damage to the recurrent laryngeal nerve, which supplies the larynx (voice box), or its parent nerve, the vagus nerve, which originates in the brain stem and runs down to the colon. In laryngeal palsy,

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Last Editorial Review: 3/30/2012

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