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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.

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Cerebral Palsy Topic Guide - Medications and Vitamins

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dantrolene (oral) Dantrolene (oral)

Dantrolene is a muscle relaxer that is used to treat muscle spasticity (stiffness and spasms) caused by conditions such as a spinal cord injury, stroke, cere...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-peen) that is used to treat anxiety disorders, alcohol withdrawal symptoms, or muscle spasms. Diazepam is s...learn more »