- paralysis of both lower limbs due to spinal disease or injury.
Origin of paraplegia
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June 29, 2014
Case of paraplegia, could walk after taking the remedy for some time.
Paralysis of the posterior half of the body is known as paraplegia and results from derangement of the spinal cord.
When the congestion is sufficient to produce compression of the cord, paraplegia may be complete.
In hemiplegia they should be applied along the bony part of the side of the neck; in paraplegia, across the loins.
On the 9th of August he had an attack of paraplegia, and although he partially recovered from it, it made a marked change in him.George Eliot's Life, Vol. III (of 3)
C17: via New Latin from Greek: a blow on one side, from para- 1 + plēssein to strike
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Word Origin and History for paraplegia
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- Complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.
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- Paralysis of the lower part of the body, caused by injury to the spinal cord.
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