\pˌaɹəplˈiːd͡ʒə], \pˌaɹəplˈiːdʒə], \p_ˌa_ɹ_ə_p_l_ˈiː_dʒ_ə]\
Definitions of PARAPLEGIA
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1914 - Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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Severe or complete loss of motor function in the lower extremities and lower portions of the trunk. This condition is most often associated with SPINAL CORD DISEASES, although BRAIN DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; and MUSCULAR DISEASES may also cause bilateral leg weakness.
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By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
Palsy of the lower half of the body, including the bladder and rectum. It is, generally, owing to disease of some part of the cerebro-spinal axis; especially of the spinal portion. The ancients sometimes used the term for incomplete apoplexy. Some authors have, also, made a distinction between paraplegia and paraplexia, - using the former for partial apoplexy,- the latter for general or complete apoplexy.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland
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