Definition of hemiplegia in English:

hemiplegia

Syllabification: hem·i·ple·gi·a
Pronunciation: /ˌheməˈplēj(ē)ə
 
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noun

Medicine
Paralysis of one side of the body.
More example sentences
  • Preventing recurrent falls in patients with nonmodifiable risks such as hemiplegia or joint deformities can be more challenging.
  • Seven years earlier, he had been hospitalized because of the sudden onset of right hemiplegia and aphasia.
  • About three years ago, she suffered a stroke that resulted in complete left-sided hemiplegia.

Origin

early 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek hēmiplēgia, from hemi- 'half' + plēgē 'stroke'.

Derivatives

hemiplegic

Pronunciation: /-ˈplējik/
noun & adjective
More example sentences
  • Because the incidence of cerebral infarction is high in children with hemiplegic cerebral palsy, diagnostic testing for coagulation disorders should be considered.
  • The organisation specialises in limbs for cerebral palsy-affected children and also for paraplegic and hemiplegic patients.
  • This presentation, with paranoid delusions, hallucinations and anxiety, has been described in families with hemiplegic migraine.

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