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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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It describes the disease; normal and abnormal early childhood development; medical problems associated with cerebral palsy; intellectual, psychological, and social development and cerebral palsy; hemiplegia, diplegia, and quadriplegia; the health care system; financing care; navigating the educational system; and advocating for a child using the legal system.
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Sam is profoundly affected by cerebral Palsy, specifically spastic diplegia, impacting balance, co-ordination and flexibility in various muscles across the lower body, but he's never let his condition hold him back.
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