Definitions for hemiplegiaˌhɛm ɪˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə
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hemiplegia, unilateral paralysis(noun)
paralysis of one side of the body
Total or partial inability to move one side of the body.
I call the series Dubliners to betray the soul of that hemiplegia or paralysis which many consider a city. - James Joyce, August 1904
a palsy that affects one side only of the body
Origin: [NL., fr. Gr. ; half + a stroke; cf. F. hmiplagie.]
Hemiplegia /he.mə.pliː.dʒiə/ is total paralysis of the arm, leg, and trunk on the same side of the body. Hemiplegia is more severe than hemiparesis, wherein one half of the body has less marked weakness. Hemiplegia and Hemiparesis may be congenital, or they might be acquired conditions resulting from an illness, an injury, or a stroke.
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Severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. This condition is usually caused by BRAIN DISEASES that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness. Less frequently, BRAIN STEM lesions; cervical SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia. The term hemiparesis (see PARESIS) refers to mild to moderate weakness involving one side of the body.
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