What does diplegia mean?

Definitions for diplegia
daɪˈpli dʒə, -dʒi ədiple·gia

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  1. diplegianoun

    paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body


  1. diplegianoun

    Paralysis that affects symmetrically opposed parts of the body.


  1. diplegia

    Diplegia is a medical condition that results in the impairment or paralysis of symmetrical parts of the body, most commonly affecting either both arms or both legs. The term is often used to describe the condition in children with cerebral palsy who primarily experience motor impairment in their legs, resulting in difficulty with movement and coordination.


  1. Diplegia

    Diplegia, when used singularly, refers to paralysis affecting symmetrical parts of the body. This should not be confused with hemiplegia which refers to spasticity restricted to one side of the body, or quadriplegia which requires the involvement of all four limbs but not necessarily symmetrical. Diplegia is the most common cause of crippling in children, specifically in children with Cerebral Palsy. Other causes may be due to injury of the spinal cord. There is no set course of progression for people with diplegia. Symptoms may get worse but the neurological part does not change. The primary parts of the brain that are affected by diplegia are the ventricles, fluid filled sacs in the brain, and the wiring from the center of the brain to the cerebral cortex. There is also usually some degeneration of the cerebral neurons, as well as problems in the upper motor neuron system. The term diplegia can refer to any bodily area, such as the face, arms, or legs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of diplegia in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of diplegia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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