Left hemiplegia - Definition

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Definition


Hemiplegia is paralysis, meaning a reduction or total cessation of body motion, which affects one of its sides. It can impact uniformly across the side of the body, face, upper limb, and lower limb in which case it is called proportional hemiplegia, or one or more of these parts. Left hemiplegia means a paralysis on the left side of the body as a result of an attack on the right side of the brain. In general, the right hemisphere of the brain is the non-dominant hemisphere. In cases of damage to the non-dominant hemisphere, specific symptoms may appear, related to the specific functions performed by this part of the brain. For example, negligence or non-recognition by the patient of the body part affected, as if it did not belong to them.

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Published by Jeff. Latest update on December 3, 2013 at 11:56 AM by Jeff.
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