paralysis of both lower limbs due to spinal disease or injury.: Compare quadriplegia.
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- par·a·ple·gic [par-uh-plee-jik, -plej-ik], /ˌpær əˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk/, adjective, noun
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How to use paraplegia in a sentence
In 2011, researchers at the University of Louisville in Kentucky restored the ability to stand to a 23-year-old man with paraplegia.Spinal stimulation gives some people with paralysis more freedom | Laura Sanders | August 3, 2022 | Science News
For people with paraplegia, who have use of their arms and upper body, sexual function was the highest priority.Spinal stimulation gives some people with paralysis more freedom | Laura Sanders | August 3, 2022 | Science News
The future of paraplegia has a new outlook, thanks to an incredible bionic suit helping stand, walk, and even climb stairs.
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) | George Eliot
They may occur in the legs with the production of complete paraplegia.Psychotherapy | James J. Walsh
Affections of the Spinal Cord are extremely rare, but paraplegia from myelitis has been observed.
In the vertebræ, it is attended with a painful form of paraplegia, which may involve the lower or all four extremities.
In the vertebral column, hydatids give rise to angular deformity and paraplegia.
British Dictionary definitions for paraplegia
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Scientific definitions for paraplegia
Paralysis of the lower part of the body, caused by injury to the spinal cord.
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