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Hemiplegia

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Updated March 09, 2008

Hemiplegia Photo © A.D.A.M.
Definition: The inability to move a group of muscles in one side of the body. When hemiplegia is caused by a stroke, it often involves muscles in the face, arms and legs.
Also Known As: palsy
Common Misspellings: hemepligea, hemipligia, hemepligia, hemeplegea

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