Anesthesia on one side of the body. SYN: unilateral anesthesia.
- alternate h. h. affecting the head on one side and the body and extremities on the other side. SYN: crossed h..
- crossed h. SYN: alternate h..

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hemi·an·es·the·sia or chiefly Brit hemi·an·aes·the·sia -.an-əs-'thē-zhə n loss of sensation in either lateral half of the body

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hemi·an·es·the·sia (hem″e-an″es-theґzhə) anesthesia affecting only one side of the body; called also unilateral anesthesia.

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  • hemianesthesia — noun The inability to feel sensations from touch on one side of the body. Also called unilateral anesthesia …   Wiktionary

  • hemianesthesia — hemi·anesthesia …   English syllables

  • hemianesthesia — “+ noun Etymology: New Latin, from hemi (I) + anesthesia : loss of sensation in either lateral half of the body …   Useful english dictionary

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  • alternate hemianesthesia — h. cruciata …   Medical dictionary

  • crossed hemianesthesia — h. cruciata …   Medical dictionary

  • unilateral anesthesia — hemianesthesia …   Medical dictionary

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