What does hemiplegia mean?

Definitions for hemiplegia
ˌhɛm ɪˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒəhemi·ple·gia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. hemiplegia, unilateral paralysisnoun

    paralysis of one side of the body


  1. hemiplegianoun

    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


  1. Hemiplegia

    Hemiparesis, or unilateral paresis, is weakness of one entire side of the body (hemi- means "half"). Hemiplegia is, in its most severe form, complete paralysis of half of the body. Hemiparesis and hemiplegia can be caused by different medical conditions, including congenital causes, trauma, tumors, or stroke.


  1. hemiplegia

    Hemiplegia is a medical condition characterized by paralysis or severe weakness on one side of the body, often resulting from a stroke, brain injury, or diseases affecting the nervous system. This condition can affect an individual's ability to move and perform daily functions independently.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Hemiplegianoun

    a palsy that affects one side only of the body

  2. Etymology: [NL., fr. Gr. ; half + a stroke; cf. F. hmiplagie.]


  1. Hemiplegia

    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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Hemiplegia

    hem-i-plē′ji-a, n. paralysis of one side of the face or body—also Hem′iplegy.—adj. Hemipleg′ic. [Gr. hēmi-, half, plēgē, a blow.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Hemiplegia

    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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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hemiplegia in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hemiplegia in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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