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alternating hemiplegia

alternating hemiplegia in Medicine

alternating hemiplegia n.
Hemiplegia caused by a lesion on the opposite side of the brainstem, accompanied by an additional paralysis of a motor cranial nerve on the same side as the lesion. Also called crossed hemiplegia, stauroplegia.

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