Hemiplegia

Paralysis on one side of the body.
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Paralysis of one side of the body. [hemi- + G. plege, a stroke]
- alternating h. h. on one side with contralateral cranial nerve palsies. SYN: crossed h., crossed paralysis.
- contralateral h. paralysis occurring on the side opposite to the causal central lesion.
- crossed h. SYN: alternating h..
- double h. SYN: diplegia.
- facial h. paralysis of one side of the face, the muscles of the extremities being unaffected.
- infantile h. acute hemiparesis that occurs in infancy and is usually caused by a vascular accident such as cerebral infarction or thrombosis; frequently associated with seizures.
- spastic h. a h. with increased tone in the antigravity muscles of the affected side.

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hemi·ple·gia .hem-i-'plē-j(ē-)ə n 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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n.
paralysis of one side of the body. It is caused by disease affecting the opposite (contralateral) hemisphere of the brain.

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hemi·ple·gia (hem″e-pleґjə) [hemi- + -plegia] paralysis of one side of the body. hemiplegic adj

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • hemiplegia — [hem΄iplē′jē ə, hem΄i plē′jə] n. [ModL < MGr hēmiplēgia, paralysis: see HEMI & PLEGIA] paralysis of one side of the body hemiplegic [hem΄i plējik] adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Hemiplegia — Hem i*ple gi*a, n.[NL., fr. Gr. ?; ? half + ? a stroke; cf. F. h[ e]miplagie.] (Med.) A palsy that affects one side only of the body. {Hem i pleg ic}, a. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hemiplegia — s. f. [Medicina] Paralisia de um dos lados do corpo.   ‣ Etimologia: hemi + plegia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • Hemiplegia — ICD9|438.2 ICDO = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = MeshID = D006429 Hemiplegia is a condition in which one half of a patient s body is paralyzed. Hemiplegia is more severe than hemiparesis, wherein one half of the body is… …   Wikipedia

  • hemiplegia — hemiplegic /hem i plee jik, plej ik/, adj., n. /hem i plee jee euh, jeuh/, n. Pathol. paralysis of one side of the body. [1590 1600; < NL < MGk hemiplegía. See HEMI , PLEGIA] * * * ▪ pathology        paralysis of the muscles of the lower face,… …   Universalium

  • hemiplegia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from Middle Greek hēmiplēgia paralysis, from Greek hēmi + plēgia plegia Date: 1600 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 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hemiplegia — noun Total or partial inability to move one side of the body. I call the series Dubliners to betray the soul of that hemiplegia or paralysis which many consider a city. James Joyce, August 1904 …   Wiktionary

  • hemiplegia — hem•i•ple•gi•a [[t]ˌhɛm ɪˈpli dʒi ə, dʒə[/t]] n. pat paralysis of one side of the body • Etymology: 1590–1600; < NL < MGk hēmiplēgía. See hemi , plegia hem i•ple′gic, adj. n …   From formal English to slang

  • hemiplegia — n. Med. paralysis of one side of the body. Derivatives: hemiplegic n. & adj. Etymology: mod.L f. Gk hemiplegia paralysis (as HEMI , plege stroke) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hemiplegia — he|mi|ple|gi|a Mot Pla Nom femení …   Diccionari Català-Català

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