The periodic paralyses are conditions in which the muscles which control body movements [known as skeletal muscles] have a disturbance in their normal ability to allow the passage of electrical signals in the body. Individuals with periodic paralysis experience intermittent (periodic) attacks of muscle weakness (paralysis). The muscle weakness may be confined to a small group of muscles or can be more generalised.
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