Definition: Hemiparesis is muscle weakness on only one side of the body. When hemiparesis happens as a result of a stroke, it commonly involves muscles in the face, arm, and leg.
Common Misspellings: hemeparisis, hemipareses, hemiparises
From Jose Vega M.D., Ph.D., former About.com Guide
Updated March 09, 2008
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