diplegia

Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body. SYN: double hemiplegia. [G. di-, two, + plege, a stroke]
- congenital facial d. SYN: Möbius syndrome.
- facial d. paralysis of both sides of the face.
- infantile d. SYN: spastic d..
- masticatory d. paralysis of all the muscles of mastication.
- spastic d. a type of cerebral palsy in which there is bilateral spasticity, with the lower extremities more severely affected. Cf.:flaccid paralysis. SYN: Erb-Charcot disease (1), infantile d., Little disease, spastic spinal paralysis.

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di·ple·gia dī-'plē-j(ē-)ə n paralysis of corresponding parts (as the legs) on both sides of the body

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n.
paralysis involving both sides of the body and affecting the legs more severely than the arms. Cerebral diplegia is a form of cerebral palsy in which there is widespread damage, in both cerebral hemispheres, of the brain cells that control the movements of the limbs.
diplegic adj.

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di·ple·gia (di-pleґje-ə) [di- + -plegia] paralysis affecting like parts on both sides of the body; called also bilateral paralysis. diplegic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • diplegia — [dī plē′jē ə, dī plē′jə] n. paralysis of similar parts on both sides of the body …   English World dictionary

  • Diplegia — Not to be confused with Spastic diplegia, Cerebral palsy, or Spasticity. Diplegia, when used singularly, refers to paralysis affecting symmetrical parts of the body. This should not be confused with hemiplegia which refers to spasticity… …   Wikipedia

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  • diplegia — n. paralysis involving both sides of the body and affecting the legs more severely than the arms. Cerebral diplegia is a form of cerebral palsy in which there is widespread damage, in both cerebral hemispheres, of the brain cells that control the …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • diplegia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: circa 1881 paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • diplegia — diplegic, adj. /duy plee jeuh, jee euh/, n. Pathol. paralysis of the identical part on both sides of the body. [1880 85; < NL; see DI 1, PLEGIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • diplegia — noun Paralysis that affects symmetrically opposed parts of the body …   Wiktionary

  • diplegia — di·ple·gì·a s.f. TS med. paralisi bilaterale {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1891. ETIMO: comp. di 2di e plegia …   Dizionario italiano

  • diplegia — {{hw}}{{diplegia}}{{/hw}}s. f.  (pl. gie ) (med.) Paralisi di due nervi o gruppi nervosi omologhi …   Enciclopedia di italiano

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