Definition of Paraplegia

1. Noun. Paralysis of the lower half of the body (most often as a result of trauma).

Generic synonyms: Palsy, Paralysis
Derivative terms: Paraplegic



Definition of Paraplegia

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

Definition of Paraplegia

1. Noun. (pathology) A condition where the lower half of a patient's body is paralyzed and cannot move. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paraplegia

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Medical Definition of Paraplegia

1. Paralysis of the legs and lower part of the body. Origin: Gr. Pleg = stroke This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paraplegia

paraphylum
paraphyly
paraphyses
paraphysial
paraphysial body
paraphysial cysts
paraphysis
parapierrotite
parapineal
paraplanner
paraplanners
paraplanning
paraplasm
paraplastic
paraplectic
paraplegia (current term)
paraplegia dolorosa
paraplegia in extension
paraplegia in flexion
paraplegias
paraplegic
paraplegics
paraplegin
paraplegy
parapleura
parapleurae
parapodia
parapodial
parapodium
parapolice

Literary usage of Paraplegia

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1. A Text-book of the practice of medicine by James Meschter Anders, John Herr Musser (1907)
"REFLEX paraplegia. Since this was at one time so warmly put forward by ... INTERMITTENT paraplegia. Romberg was the first to call attention to this ..."

2. A Text-book of the Practice of Medicine by James Meschter Anders (1898)
"The diagnosi» is based upon the presence of paraplegia with increased reflexes, ... INTERMITTENT paraplegia. Romberg was the first to call attention to this ..."

3. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1861)
"Amongst these forms or kinds of paraplegia, one of the most interesting is the paraplegia due to an obstacle in the circulation of blood in the aorta, ..."

4. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease by American Neurological Association, Philadelphia Neurological Society, Chicago Neurological Society, New York Neurological Association, Boston Society of Psychiatry and Neurology (1890)
"PROGRESSIVE SENILE paraplegia: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE STUDY OF ... Progressive senile paraplegia in its fully developed form seems to be quite rare. ..."

5. Medical Diagnosis: With Special Reference to Practical Medicine; a Guide to by Jacob Mendes Da Costa (1900)
"paraplegia is generally more marked on one side than on the other, ... Preceding, or even attending, many cases of paraplegia, is a symptom which belongs ..."

6. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1835)
"I believe that this paraplegia, us the result of disease of the brain, ... Among the causes by which this paraplegia is produced, the following are the ..."

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