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RGD uses the Human Disease Ontology (DO, for disease curation across species. RGD automatically downloads each new release of the ontology on a monthly basis. Some additional terms which are required for RGD's curation purposes but are not currently covered in the official version of DO have been added. As corresponding terms are added to DO, these custom terms are retired and the DO terms substituted in existing annotations and subsequently used for curation.

Term:Bell's palsy
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Accession:DOID:12506 term browser browse the term
Definition: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)
Synonyms:exact_synonym: Acute Inflammatory Facial Neuropathy;   Bell Palsies;   Bell palsy;   Bell's (facial) palsy;   Bell's Palsies;   Bells Palsy;   Herpetic Facial Paralyses;   Herpetic Facial Paralysis;   Idiopathic Facial Paralyses;   acute idiopathic facial neuropathy;   idiopathic facial paralysis
 primary_id: MESH:D020330
 alt_id: RDO:0007394
 xref: GARD:5906;   ICD9CM:351.0
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  disease 16091
    syndrome 7036
      Bell's palsy 0
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  disease 16091
    disease of anatomical entity 15341
      nervous system disease 10949
        peripheral nervous system disease 2425
          neuropathy 2243
            cranial nerve disease 408
              facial nerve disease 48
                facial paralysis 5
                  Bell's palsy 0
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