Flaccid paralysis paralysis characterized by loss of voluntary movement, decreased tone of limb muscles, absence of tendon reflexes and neurogenic atrophy.Neurofibromatosis, progressive disorder of the nervous system that causes tumors on the nerves.

Other symptoms often accompany paralysis from any cause.The more common forms of central paralysis are hemiplegia (in which one entire side of the body is affected, including the face, arm, and leg) and paraplegia (in which both legs and sometimes the trunk are affected).

Electromyography and nerve conduction velocity tests are performed to test the function of the muscles and peripheral nerves.Partial paralysis see paresis.