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Bell Palsy

"Bell Palsy" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

A syndrome characterized by the acute onset of unilateral FACIAL PARALYSIS which progresses over a 2-5 day period. Weakness of the orbicularis oculi muscle and resulting incomplete eye closure may be associated with corneal injury. Pain behind the ear often precedes the onset of paralysis. This condition may be associated with HERPESVIRUS 1, HUMAN infection of the facial nerve. (Adams et al., Principles of Neurology, 6th ed, p1376)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Bell Palsy" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Bell Palsy" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 31 publications over 18 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2007 and 2018 and 2021
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