Recent Examples of paraplegia from the Web
The basic expenses of living with paraplegia are, on average, $519,520 in the first year and $68,821 each subsequent year, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.
Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, is paralysis that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso, while paraplegia does not affect the arms.
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Origin and Etymology of paraplegia
New Latin, from Greek paraplēgiē hemiplegia, from para- + -plēgia -plegia
First Known Use: circa 1657See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of paraplegia
: partial or complete paralysis of the lower half of the body with involvement of both legs that is usually due to injury or disease of the spinal cord in the thoracic or lumbar region
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