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  • n. muscular weakness that affects only one side of the body

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Paresis of one lateral half of the body.


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  • The Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA) was incorporated in 1999 to provide assistance, information and counseling to families of children who have hemiplegia, hemiparesis, or childhood stroke.www.

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  • Symptoms occur within 15 minutes to 38 hours post ingestion of filter feeding shellfish (mussels, clams) from endemic areas. 8,10 Neurotoxic findings of ASP include mutism, hemiparesis, memory loss, purposeless chewing, coma and seizures.

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  • It stated further that “during radiation, patient had an acute left-sided hemiparesis requiring wheelchair at home.”

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  • Further, during a radiation session, Gene had developed hemiparesis weakness on one side of the body and was now in a wheelchair.

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  • Additionally, as many as five cases of partial paralysis were reported, including Bell's palsy (face), Guillain-Barre syndrome (legs), hyopaesthesia (loss of sense of touch) and hemiparesis (severe weakening or paralysis of half the body).

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  • In a well-designed 1993 Scandinavian study by Dr. Kurt Johansson, seventy-eight stroke patients with severe hemiparesis, or slight weakness or paralysis affecting only one side of the body, were treated with either acupuncture or occupational therapy.

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  • It usually results from middle cerebral artery occlusion but may occur without hemiparesis.

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  • A facial hemiparesis enabled its sufferer to blow the most wonderfully derisive noises; Marius blew one now.

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  • A severe blow to the right brain could bring about left-side hemiparesis.

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  • Hemiplegia -- paralysis to one side of the body -- and hemiparesis -- weakness on one side of the body -- are the most common disabilities after stroke and scientists believe SSRIs might help improve movement by increasing the level of the brain chemical serotonin in the central nervous system.


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