Paraplegia meaning

părə-plējə, -jē-ə
Complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.
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Motor and sensory paralysis of the entire lower half of the body.
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Complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.
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Paralysis of the lower part of the body, caused by injury to the spinal cord.
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(pathology) A condition where the lower half of a patient's body is paralyzed and cannot move.
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Origin of paraplegia

  • Greek dialectal paraplēgiē hemiplegia from paraplēssesthai paraplēg- to be paralyzed from paraplēssein to strike on one side para- beside para–1 plēssein to strike plāk-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin paraplegia, from Ancient Greek παραπληγία (paraplÄ“gia), Ionic Greek for παραπληξία (paraplÄ“ksia, “paralysis on one side"), from παραπλήσσεσθαι (paraplÄ“ssesthai, “to be stricken on one side"), active παραπλήσσειν (paraplÄ“ssein, “to strike on one side"), from παρά (para, “beside") + πλήσσειν (plÄ“ssein, “to strike").

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