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- noun Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.
from The Century Dictionary.
- noun In pathology, paralysis of corresponding parts on the two sides of the body, as of the two arms or of the two sides of the face.
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- noun medicine
Paralysisthat affects symmetricallyopposed parts of the body.
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- noun paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body
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Extreme maternal hypothyroidism leads to neurological cretinism, which can include spastic diplegia (a form of cerebral palsy), deafness, and severe mental retardation.
Spasticity underlies spastic diplegia and many other forms of cerebral palsy.
Must be nice to be able to play basketball--imagine how his life would be different if he had spastic diplegia.
Forty-three million people were estimated to be affected by some degree of IDD-related brain damage, ranging from frank cretinism, spastic diplegia, milder mental retardation, and impaired educability.
The paralysis may affect one side of the body -- _hemiplegia_, or both sides -- _diplegia_; less commonly one extremity alone is involved -- _monoplegia_.
In diplegia, in which both arms and both legs are affected in the first instance, the arms may recover while the lower extremities remain in a spastic state, a condition known as _Little's disease_.
Many children the subjects of cerebral diplegia are credited with less intelligence than they really possess, partly because they are necessarily backward, and partly because of their difficulty in expressing themselves, the speech-muscles sharing in the disease.
In spastic paralysis, whether in the slowly-developing forms in which it is seen in adults, due sometimes to multiple sclerosis, sometimes to brain tumor, sometimes following upon a transverse myelitis, or in the central paraplegia or diplegia of "birth-palsies," some very fortunate results have followed the careful application of the principles of treatment already described.
They both suffered from under-developed lungs but, while Ricarda slowly got better, Liam's brain was starved of oxygen and he suffered brain damage, resulting three months later in his diagnosis of spastic cerebral diplegia.
At 18 months, he was diagnosed with spastic diplegia, a form of cerebral palsy that affects balance as well as movement below the waist.