[hem-ee-puh-ree-sis, -par-uh-sis]
noun Pathology.
partial paralysis affecting only one side of the body.

1890–95; hemi- + paresis

hemiparetic [hem-ee-puh-ret-ik] , adjective
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hemiparesis hem·i·pa·re·sis (hěm'ē-pə-rē'sĭs, -pār'ĭ-sĭs)
Slight paralysis or weakness affecting one side of the body. Also called hemiamyosthenia.

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