paralysis of one side of the body.
Origin of hemiplegia
1590–1600;Related formshem·i·ple·gic [hem-i-plee-jik, -plej-ik] /ˌhɛm ɪˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk/, adjective, nounpost·hem·i·ple·gic, adjectivepre·hem·i·ple·gic, adjective
< New Latin
< Medieval Greek hēmiplēgía.
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Derived Formshemiplegic, adjective paralysis of one side of the body, usually as the result of injury to the brainCompare paraplegia, quadriplegia
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Related formshem′i•ple′gic (-jĭk) adj.
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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