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Paralysis of one side of the body.
immobility, powerlessness, lack of sensation, numbness, deadness, incapacity, debilitationView synonyms
- ‘Seven years earlier, he had been hospitalized because of the sudden onset of right hemiplegia and aphasia.’
- ‘Fuentes has numerous stories of the people who have chosen indoor rowing, including a friend with hemiplegia who uses indoor rowing as part of his rehabilitation.’
- ‘Preventing recurrent falls in patients with nonmodifiable risks such as hemiplegia or joint deformities can be more challenging.’
- ‘About three years ago, she suffered a stroke that resulted in complete left-sided hemiplegia.’
- ‘Sarah, who suffers from hemiplegia and only has the full use of one hand, hopes her success will inspire other youngsters with disabilities.’
Early 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek hēmiplēgia, from hemi- ‘half’ + plēgē ‘stroke’.
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