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Meaning of HEMIPLEGIA

Pronunciation:  `hemi'pleejeeu

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  paralysis of one side of the body
 

HEMIPLEGIA is a 10 letter word that starts with H.

 

 Synonyms: unilateral paralysis
 
 See Also: palsy, paralysis

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Hem`i*ple"gi*a\, n.[NL., fr. Gr. ?; ? half + ? a
stroke; cf. F. h['e]miplagie.] (Med.)
A palsy that affects one side only of the body. --
{Hem`i"pleg"ic}, a.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Paralysis of one side of the body.
 
Biology Dictionary
 
 Definition: A condition in which one side of the body is paralyzed (unable to move by itself); this is often caused by damage to one side of the brain.
 

 

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