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hemiplegia

[hem-i-plee-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌhɛm ɪˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə/
noun, Pathology
1.
paralysis of one side of the body.
Origin of hemiplegia
1590-1600
1590-1600; < New Latin < Medieval Greek hēmiplēgía. See hemi-, -plegia
Related forms
hemiplegic
[hem-i-plee-jik, -plej-ik] /ˌhɛm ɪˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
adjective, noun
posthemiplegic, adjective
prehemiplegic, adjective
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hemiplegia

/ˌhɛmɪˈpliːdʒɪə/
noun
1.
paralysis of one side of the body, usually as the result of injury to the brain Compare paraplegia, quadriplegia
Derived Forms
hemiplegic, adjective
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hemiplegic in Medicine

hemiplegia hem·i·ple·gia (hěm'ĭ-plē'jə, -jē-ə)
n.
Paralysis affecting only one side of the body.


hem'i·ple'gic (-plē'jĭk) adj.
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hemiplegic in Science
hemiplegia
  (hěm'ĭ-plē'jə)   
Paralysis of one side of the body, usually resulting from a stroke or other brain injury.
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