Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
a hemiplegia with increased tone in the antigravity muscles of the affected side.
paralysis of one side of the body with increased tendon reflexes and uncontrolled contraction occurring in the affected muscles.
spas·tic hem·i·ple·gi·a(spas'tik hem'i-plē'jē-ă)
A hemiplegia with increased tone in the antigravity muscles of the affected side.
Increased muscular tone occurring in half of the body. It results from an upper motor neuron lesion, such as a stroke, central nervous system trauma, or tumor.
See also: hemiplegia