- paralysis of one side of the body.
Origin of hemiplegia
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Is hemiplegia a dyspepsia of the nerves of nutriment of the brain and organs of that side?
Hemiplegia is usually the result of a cerebral hemorrhage or embolism.
Suffered for a year from hemiplegia, which disappeared when the wound healed.
Should the thrombus be on the carotid arteries, hemiplegia may result from cerebral embolism.
The latter is more apt to be associated with psychic changes, dementia, etc.; the former, with hemiplegia.
- Paralysis affecting only one side of the body.
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- Paralysis of one side of the body, usually resulting from a stroke or other brain injury.
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