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hemiplegia Line breaks: hemi|ple¦gia
Pronunciation: /ˌhɛmɪˈpliːdʒə/

Definition of hemiplegia in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
Paralysis of one side of the body.
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.


Pronunciation: /hɛmɪˈpliːdʒɪk/
noun& adjective
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.


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

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