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hemiplegia

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

Definition of hemiplegia

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

hemiplegic play \-jik\ adjective or noun


Origin of hemiplegia

New Latin, from Middle Greek hēmiplēgia paralysis, from Greek hēmi- + -plēgia -plegia


First Known Use: 1600


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hemiplegia

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

Medical Definition of hemiplegia

  1. :  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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