Definitions

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  • adj. Of, pertaining to, or afflicted with hemiplegia
  • n. One who has hemiplegia.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Relating to or affected with hemiplegia.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who has hemiplegia (is paralyzed on one side of the body)

Etymologies

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hemi- + -plegic

Examples

  • As has been well known for a number of years and commented upon by such observers as Gowers, Jackson and Binswanger, the so-called hemiplegic epilepsies sooner or later develop the epileptic alteration in a character analogous to that seen in idiopathic epilepsy.

    The Journal of Abnormal Psychology

  • E-mail support group of over 900 families of children who have hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

    Web sites about childhood stroke

  • As a result I am now fully paralyzed on my left side, a hemiplegic, and spend most of my time in a wheelchair.

    Robert Slayton: Stem Cell Research Up Close

  • On the opposite end of the spectrum we have a series of games invented by William Li at the University of Toronto, games which apparently assist people suffering from hemiplegic cerebral palsy.

    Archive 2007-01-01

  • After four months, I slowly walked out of the hospital and into college -- a hemiplegic with a heightened worldview.

    A Movie Stokes My Memories

  • I am also a disabled person, born with mild hemiplegic cerebral palsy, & I certainly agree with her about Jerry Lewis & his attitudes & his disgusting pity party.

    This is a great book, just ignore the back cover blurb.

  • It doesn't occur -- strokes do occur and there is a type called of migraine called hemiplegic migraine, which Susan talked about, where they do have a temporary paralysis.

    CNN Transcript Apr 26, 2005

  • But I also get another type of migraine, which is a hemiplegic migraine.

    CNN Transcript Apr 26, 2005

  • Hand on that side often affected. hemiplegic cerebral palsy

    1) Head Control and Use of Senses

  • Erb’s palsy (weakness from damage to nerves in shoulder during birth) leg on same side often affected hemiplegic (one-sided) cerebral palsy dislocated hip at birth

    1) Head Control and Use of Senses

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  • My mother endured a "hand-off" error following surgery for a nonmalignant brain tumor. Because physicians failed to order anti-seizure medication, she convulsed and entered a coma for three weeks, from which she emerged a hemiplegic with limited speech.
    James B. Lieber, Killer Care: How Medical Error Became America's Third Largest Cause of Death, and What Can Be Done About It (New York: OR Books, 2015), Introduction.

    March 1, 2016