Suffix meaning paralysis or a stroke
From the Greek plege meaning a blow or stroke.
cardioplegia (paralysis of the heart)
hemiplegia (paralysis of one side of the
quadriplegia (paralysis of all four
paraplegia (paralysis of the legs)
Hemiplegia: Paralysis of one side of the
From hemi- (half) + plege (a blow, stroke).
Total paralysis of the arm, leg, and trunk on
the same side of the body.
may be congenital or acquired from an
illness or stroke.
Hemiplegia is a common medical disorder.
In elderly individuals, strokes are the most common
cause of hemiplegia.
In children, the majority of cases of hemiplegia have
no identifiable cause and occur with a frequency of
about one in every thousand births.
Majority of cases of hemiplegia that occur up to the
age of two should be considered to be cerebral
palsy until proven otherwise.
from the Greek word algesis, the sensitivity
Analgesics, most commonly known as
painkillers, are used to reduce the feeling of
The term is sometimes used to refer
to hyperalgesia (an extreme sensitivity).
The absence of
the sense of pain while
Analgesic drugs act in various ways on
the peripheral and central nervous systems;
they include paracetamol (para-
acetylaminophenol, also known in the US as
drugs (NSAIDs) such as the salicylates,
and opioid drugs such as morphine and opium.
They are distinct from anesthetics, which
reversibly eliminate sensation.