spastic hemiplegia


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spas·tic hem·i·ple·gi·a

a hemiplegia with increased tone in the antigravity muscles of the affected side.

spastic hemiplegia

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.

spastic hemiplegia

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
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There was a slight residual spastic hemiplegia on the right side, insecure monopodal jumping, and monopodal standing on the right leg.
Visual perceptual differences of children with spastic hemiplegia are of interest to researchers due to differences in hemisphere functions (left hemisphere typically processing verbal-language functions vs.
A relationship between shoulder pain and spasticity has been directly indicated in some studies, with shoulder pain occurring more often in those with spastic hemiplegia (85%) compared to those with flaccid hemiplegia (18%).
One extremely preterm infant developed spastic hemiplegia and hydrocephalus.
Functional outcome of upper limb tendon transfers performed in children with spastic hemiplegia.