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par·a·ple·gia

 (păr′ə-plē′jə, -jē-ə)
n.
Complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.

[Greek dialectal paraplēgiē, hemiplegia, from paraplēssesthai, paraplēg-, to be paralyzed, from paraplēssein, to strike on one side : para-, beside; see para-1 + plēssein, to strike; see plāk- in Indo-European roots.]

par′a·ple′gic (-plē′jĭk) adj. & n.
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paraplegia

(ˌpærəˈpliːdʒə)
n
(Pathology) pathol paralysis of the lower half of the body, usually as the result of disease or injury of the spine. Compare hemiplegia, quadriplegia
[C17: via New Latin from Greek: a blow on one side, from para-1 + plēssein to strike]
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par•a•ple•gi•a

(ˌpær əˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə)
n.
paralysis of both lower limbs due to spinal disease or injury.
[1650–60; < New Latin < Greek paraplēgía. See para-1, -plegia]
par`a•ple′gic (-ˈpli dʒɪk, -ˈplɛdʒ ɪk) adj., n.
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par·a·ple·gi·a

(păr′ə-plē′jē-ə)
Paralysis of the lower part of the body, caused by injury to the spinal cord.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.paraplegia - paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)
palsy, paralysis - loss of the ability to move a body part
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Translations
paraplegia
paraplegija
paraplegia
dwarslaesie

paraplegia

[ˌpærəˈpliːdʒə] Nparaplejía f
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paraplegia

[ˌpærəˈpliːdʒə] nparaplégie f
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paraplegia

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paraplegia

[ˌpærəˈpliːdʒə] nparaplegia
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par·a·ple·gi·a

n. paraplejía, parálisis de la parte inferior del tronco y de las piernas.
cerebral infantile ______ cerebral infantil;
familiar, spasmodic______ espasmódica, familiar;
spasmodic, spastic ______ espasmódica, espástica.
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paraplegia

n paraplejia or paraplejía
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References in periodicals archive ?
Paraplegics suffer from paralysis that affects all or part of the torso, legs and pelvic organs.
Organized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Friends of Paraplegics, among other partners, the event was part of the upcoming celebrations to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3.
The event was organised by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Friends of Paraplegics, among other partners; the event was part of the upcoming celebrations to mark International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3.
We believe that the paraplegics outside this hospital who read this paper will be stimulated and benefited by the experience of perceiving the achievement of the boys who produced it.
PESHAWAR -- German Ambassador to Pakistan Martin Kobler on Saturday paid a visit to Paraplegic Centre Peshawar on an invitation by the Friends of Paraplegics, a local NGO striving for rights of people with physical impairments.
Peshawar -- Ambassador of Federal Republic of Germany to Pakistan, Martin Kobler Saturday visited Paraplegic Center Peshawar (PCP) on the invitation of 'Friends of Paraplegics', a local NGO striving for the rights of people with physical impairments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and the country.
The energy ministry is trying to save money on the backs of the seriously disabled with proposed changes to discounts on electricity bills, the national paraplegics association (Opak) charged on Wednesday.
Students from ETH Zurich are developing an exoskeleton for paraplegics that they say more accurately mimics natural knee gait meaning it won't struggle on uneven terrain.
PESHAWAR -- Paraplegic Centre and Friends of Paraplegics (FOP) here Monday organized a walk demanding observance of world day to create public awareness regarding various spinal cord injuries.
Nicolelis said he believed the technology was ripe for turning into everyday devices to help paraplegics and could ultimately replace wheelchairs and the report added that the exoskeleton is fitted with multiple airbags and gyros to stop it falling over during the balancing act of bipedal walking.
In most experimental systems for paraplegics, the patient generates binary (on-off) signals using simple hand switches.