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Bell's Palsy

Bell's Palsy

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Bell's palsy causes paralysis or weakness of the muscles on one side of the face. It results from facial nerve paralysis that causes the affected side of the face to appear flat, expressionless, or droopy. Taste sensation and tear or saliva production can also be affected.

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ByHealthwise Staff

Primary Medical ReviewerAnne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine

Specialist Medical ReviewerColin Chalk, MD, CM, FRCPC - Neurology

Current as ofMarch 12, 2014

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