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 (dī-plē′jə, -jē-ə)
Paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body.


(Pathology) paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body; bilateral paralysis
diˈplegic adj


(daɪˈpli dʒə, -dʒi ə)

paralysis of the identical part on both sides of the body.
[1880–85; di-1 + -plegia]
di•ple′gic, adj.


a form of paralysis in which similar parts on both sides of the body are affected. — diplegic, adj.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.diplegia - paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body
palsy, paralysis - loss of the ability to move a body part


n. diplejía, parálisis bilaterial;
facial ______ facial, parálisis de ambos lados de la cara;
spastic ______ espástica.
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The op, needed because of he suffers diplegia spasticity cerebral palsy, involved testing the nerves along his spine and cutting the ones causing spasticity in the muscles.
Less than a year ago Dewi was diagnosed with diplegia spasticity cerebral palsy which affects his balance and ability to walk.
His condition, spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, meant the nerves in his spine received incorrect signals from his brain.
Dewi has diplegia spastic cerebral palsy which affects both of his legs, they get really, really stiff and tight.
The procedure involves surgery close to the spine, so does have risks, and is only carried out in the UK in the most serious of cases but Freya's mother, Beth Woolford, who spoke to the Daily Post last year after Freya had been diagnosed with Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy, is confident it's the right thing to do for her daughter: If you like to Freya, to justgiving.
Inspirational Leah, from Rowley Regis, suffers from spastic diplegia, which leaves her leg muscles so tight that she cannot place her feet on the ground.
John has cerebral palsy with a combination of spastic hemiplegia (spasticity affecting one side of his body) and spastic diplegia (spasticity affecting his lower extremities) allowing only one of his arms to move no higher than his chin.
Level of activity and participation in adults with spastic diplegia 17-26 years after selective dorsal rhizotomy.
At nine months, she was still struggling to support herself and she was eventually diagnosed with spastic diplegia - a form of cerebral palsy.
Beth, who attends St Benedict's Catholic Primary School in Redcar, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy spastic diplegia in August 2011, when she was two.