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hemiplegia

hemiplegia

noun hemi·ple·gia \ˌhe-mi-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə\

Definition of HEMIPLEGIA

:  total or partial paralysis of one side of the body that results from disease of or injury to the motor centers of the brain
hemi·ple·gic \-jik\ adjective or noun

Origin of HEMIPLEGIA

New Latin, from Middle Greek hēmiplēgia paralysis, from Greek hēmi- + -plēgia -plegia
First Known Use: 1600

hemiplegia

noun hemi·ple·gia \ˌhem-i-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEMIPLEGIA

:  total or partial paralysis of one side of the body that results from disease of or injury to the motor centers of the brain

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