Paraplegia



[par-uh-plee-jee-uh, -juh] /ˌpær əˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə/

noun, Pathology.
1.
paralysis of both lower limbs due to spinal disease or injury.
/ˌpærəˈpliːdʒə/
noun
1.
(pathol) paralysis of the lower half of the body, usually as the result of disease or injury of the spine Compare hemiplegia, quadriplegia
n.

“paralysis of the lower half of the body,” 1650s, Latinized form of (Ionic) Greek paraplegie “paralysis of one side of the body,” from paraplessein “strike at the side,” paraplessesthai “be stricken on one side,” from para- “beside” (see para- (1)) + plessein “to strike” (see plague (n.)).

paraplegia par·a·ple·gi·a (pār’ə-plē’jē-ə, -jə)
n.
Complete paralysis of the lower half of the body including both legs, usually caused by damage to the spinal cord.
par’a·ple’gic (-plē’jĭk) adj. & n.
paraplegia
(pār’ə-plē’jē-ə)
Paralysis of the lower part of the body, caused by injury to the spinal cord.

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