A condition in which one side of the body is paralyzed (unable to move by itself); this is often caused by damage to one side of the brain.

From the BioTech Dictionary at http://biotech.icmb.utexas.edu/. For further information see the BioTech homenode.

Hem`i*ple"gi*a (?), n.[NL., fr. Gr. ; half + a stroke; cf. F. h'emiplagie.] Med.

A palsy that affects one side only of the body.

-- Hem`i"pleg"ic (#), a.


© Webster 1913.

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