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Facial Paralysis (Facial Palsy) Summary

Description: Severe or complete loss of facial muscle motor function. This condition may result from central or peripheral lesions. Damage to CNS motor pathways from the cerebral cortex to the facial nuclei in the pons leads to facial weakness that generally spares the forehead muscles. FACIAL NERVE DISEASES generally results in generalized hemifacial weakness. NEUROMUSCULAR JUNCTION DISEASES and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause facial paralysis or paresis.

Also Known As: Facial Palsy; Facial Palsy, Lower Motor Neuron; Facial Palsy, Upper Motor Neuron; Facial Paralysis, Central; Facial Paralysis, Peripheral Show All >>

Networked: 1206 relevant articles (83 outcomes, 98 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Facial Paralysis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Acyclovir (Aciclovir) : 6 outcomes 4 studies in 24 results : FDA 51 Generic
  2. Prednisone (Sone) : 5 outcomes 2 studies in 16 results : FDA 119 Generic
  3. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 3 outcomes 4 studies in 36 results : IBA
  4. Steroids : 3 outcomes 3 studies in 25 results : IBA
  5. Antiviral Agents (Antivirals) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 10 results : IBA
  6. Gold : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 47 results : IBA
  7. Adrenal Cortex Hormones (Corticosteroids) : 2 outcomes 2 studies in 13 results : IBA
  8. valacyclovir (valaciclovir) : 2 outcomes 1 study in 2 results : FDA 12 Generic
  9. Anti-Bacterial Agents (Antibiotics) : 2 outcomes in 14 results : IBA
  10. Type A Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum A Toxin) : 2 outcomes in 8 results : FDA 2
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Diseases Related to Facial Paralysis

  1. Synkinesis
  2. Paralysis (Palsy)
  3. Pain (Aches)
  4. Bell Palsy (Bell's Palsy)
  5. Neoplasms (Cancer)
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Key Therapies for Facial Paralysis

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  1. Moxibustion : 5 outcomes 2 studies in 24 results
  2. Electroacupuncture : 5 outcomes 1 study in 14 results
  3. Acupuncture Points (Acupuncture Point) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 23 results
  4. Transplants (Transplant) : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 101 results
  5. Aftercare (After-Treatment) : 3 outcomes in 13 results
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