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Cerebral Palsy Topic Guide

Cerebral Palsy Cerebral Palsy:

Cerebral palsy (CP) is an umbrella term for a group of disorders affecting

  • body movement,
  • balance, and
  • posture.

Loosely translated, cerebral palsy means "brain paralysis." Cerebral palsy is caused by damage done to certain parts of the developing brain. Treatment of cerebral palsy can reduce disability caused by the disorder.

Cerebral Palsy Topic Guide - Visuals

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Cerebral Palsy Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

Medications:

dantrolene (oral) Dantrolene (oral)

Dantrolene is a muscle relaxer...learn more »

baclofen Baclofen

Baclofen is a muscle relaxer and an antispastic agent...learn more »

diazepam rectal Diazepam Rectal

Diazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peen). Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with seizures...learn more »

diazepam Diazepam

Diazepam is a benzodiazepine (ben-zoe-dye-AZE-eh-peens). Diazepam affects chemicals in the brain that may be unbalanced in people with anxiety...learn more »