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Diplegia vs. Paraplegia

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Diplegianoun

(medicine) Paralysis that affects symmetrically opposed parts of the body.

Paraplegianoun

(pathology) A condition where the lower half of a patient's body is paralyzed and cannot move.

Diplegianoun

paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body

Paraplegianoun

Palsy of the lower half of the body on both sides, caused usually by disease of the spinal cord.

Diplegianoun

paralysis of corresponding parts on both sides of the body, typically affecting the legs more severely than the arms.

Paraplegianoun

paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma)

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Diplegia

Diplegia, when used singularly, refers to paralysis affecting symmetrical parts of the body. This is different from hemiplegia which refers to spasticity restricted to one side of the body, paraplegia which refers to paralysis restricted to the legs and hip, and quadriplegia which requires the involvement of all four limbs but not necessarily symmetrical.

Paraplegianoun

paralysis of the legs and lower body, typically caused by spinal injury or disease.

Paraplegia

Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. The word comes from Ionic Greek (παραπληγίη) .

‘half-stricken’;

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