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cerebral palsy

noun [U] uk   /ˌser.ə.brəlˈpɔːl.zi/ us  
a physical condition involving permanent tightening of the muscles that is caused by damage to the brain around or before the time of birth
Translations of “cerebral palsy”
in Chinese (Traditional) 腦癱, 腦麻痺…
in Chinese (Simplified) 大脑性麻痹, 脑瘫…
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