Abolition of function, whether complete or partial; esp., the loss of the power of voluntary motion, with or without that of sensation, in any part of the body; palsy. See Hemiplegia, and Paraplegia. Also used figuratively.
Some days it is a heroic act just to refuse the paralysis of fear and straighten up and step into another day. Edward Albert
I am optimistic. But I also know that, with time, I'm beginning to fight issues of aging as well as long-term paralysis. Christopher Reeve
Routine is not organization, any more than paralysis is order. Arthur Helps
Positive health means becoming whole-heartedly engaged with our own health care. It means not outsourcing our health to the health care system. It means getting rid of the fear and paralysis we too often feel, and instead cultivating a sense of agency. Jane McGonigal