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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.
See also: Disease and Illness
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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Erin is classed as having spastic diplegia, with her condition mostly affecting her legs, but she also has problems with her speech and pronunciation.
His condition, spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, meant the nerves in his spine received incorrect signals from his brain.
Budding ballerina Ava Evans suffers from spastic diplegia cerebral palsy, a condition which affects the movement, growth and strength in the leg muscles, and causes them to stiffen.
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.
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.
Over the last couple of years our research group has studied the well-being of adults with spastic diplegia living in South Africa (mostly based in the vicinity of Cape Town).
Harrison Soanes, who turns five in March, is battling to overcome the effects of Spastic Diplegia Cerebral Palsy, which limits movement and mobility.
Ayrshire man Paul who suffers from hereditary spastic diplegia, fears disabled people are being driven to the brink of suicide by the welfare changes.
Chase, who has suffered from spastic diplegia cerebral palsy since being born 15 weeks premature - weighing just 1lb 8ozs - needs a radical new procedure, not funded by the Welsh NHS - meaning her mum is facing a huge bill before it can even be done.