Definition of Paraplegic

1. Noun. A person who has paraplegia (is paralyzed from the waist down).

Generic synonyms: Handicapped Person



2. Adjective. Suffering complete paralysis of the lower half of the body usually resulting from damage to the spinal cord.
Similar to: Ill, Sick
Derivative terms: Paraplegia

Definition of Paraplegic

1. Adjective. of, related to, or suffering from paraplegia ¹

2. Noun. A person who suffers from paraplegia. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Paraplegic

1. [n -S]

Medical Definition of Paraplegic

1. Relating to or suffering from paraplegia. Synonym: paraplectic. (05 Mar 2000)

Paraplegic Pictures

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Paraplegic

paraphysial cysts
paraphysis
parapierrotite
parapineal
paraplanner
paraplanners
paraplanning
paraplasm
paraplastic
paraplectic
paraplegia
paraplegia dolorosa
paraplegia in extension
paraplegia in flexion
paraplegias
paraplegic (current term)
paraplegics
paraplegin
paraplegy
parapleura
parapleurae
parapodia
parapodial
parapodium
parapolice
parapophysis
parapositronium
parapox
parapoxvirus
parapraxes

Literary usage of Paraplegic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"THE paraplegic STATE. The paraplegic state is the usual termination of a myelitis or any indiscriminate со nl lesion that does ..."

2. Lectures on the Diseases of the Nervous System: Delivered at La Salpêtrière by Jean Martin Charcot (1879)
"Example of the paraplegic form of hysterical contracture. Prognosis.—Sudden recovery in some cases. Scientific explanation of certain reputedly miraculous ..."

3. A Treatise on the Practice of Medicine by George Bacon Wood (1866)
"The disease is pr^ bably seated in the nervous sheaths in the local cases, and in the membrane- of the spinal cord when it is paraplegic. Hysterical Palsy. ..."

4. Various Forms of Hysterical Or Functional Paralysis by H. Charlton Bastian (1893)
"Thus in some cases the paralysis assumes a hemiplegic and in others a paraplegic type; while more frequently still it occurs in the form of a monoplegia, ..."

5. Dislocations and Joint-fractures by Frederic Jay Cotton (1910)
"paraplegic Cases.—If there is partial paraplegia, we must make up our minds in each case whether the displacement present ai the lime is probably causing ..."

6. The British and Foreign Medical Review Or Quarterly Journal of Practical (1837)
"... would not feel much difficulty in attributing to a similar cause the inactivity of the bowels which sometimes accompanies paraplegic affections. ..."

7. On some forms of paralysis from peripheral neuritis ; of gouty, alcoholic by Thomas Buzzard (1886)
"... affection of the lower extremities— Seen in multiple neuritis from other causes—Also in Kakke—A paraplegic form of neuritis from unknown cause—Examples. ..."

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