paraplegia


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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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The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation (SPF), North America's only non-profit dedicated to finding cures and treatments for Hereditary Spastic Paraplegia (HSP) and Primary Lateral Sclerosis (PLS), is pleased to announce the first ever HSP and PLS Awareness Week.
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A new electromyography biofeedback device that is wearable and connects to novel smartphone games may offer people with incomplete paraplegia a more affordable, self-controllable therapy to enhance their recovery, according to a new study presented in February at the Association of Academic Physiatrists Annual Meeting in Puerto Rico.
As for the second case, presenting with extremely sharp upper back pain followed by paraplegia and anal sphincter impairment, we chose immediate surgical intervention with thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR), aiming at amelioration of the pressure gradient across the juxtaductal coarctation in the aorta, to ensure the safety and the completeness of following surgical decompression of the spinal epidural hematoma.
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Postoperative complications were mainly NCs (stroke or transient ischemic attack, paraplegia, and paraparesis), respiratory complications (hemothorax and pneumothorax), infectious complications (surgical site infections, blood stream infections, meningitis, and respiratory infections), and renal dysfunction.
As a socially-responsible company, BNP Paribas Cardif was one of the first insurers to facilitate subscription of insurance policies for people with certain pathologies (asthma, paraplegia, coronary disease, etc.).
In addition to the Global Gastric Cancer Registry, Invitae will be partnering with four other advocacy groups: The Bow Foundation, a registry aimed at gathering data on the GM2 Gangliosidoses, the RASopathies Network, and the Spastic Paraplegia Foundation..
The gunshot, which took place during an Israeli raid on the amp in January, caused Mizher a severe spinal cord injury and paraplegia.