from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In pathology, insensibility to pain in one lateral half of the body.


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  • The history of headaches, fainting spells without marked impairment of consciousness, vomiting spells, hemianæsthesia, hemianalgesia, complete aphonia and an exaggerated paralysis, not only of the right leg, but of the ability to thrust out the tongue, while at the same time all other cranial functions were unimpaired together with the apparent health of the individual in every other respect, make up a syndrome hardly to pass unrecognized.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology


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