spastic diplegia

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spastic diplegia

[′spas·tik dī′plē·jə]
(medicine)
Spastic paralysis of the arms and legs caused by diffuse lesions of the cerebral cortex.
A form of cerebral palsy, possibly due to prenatal or perinatal hypoxia or other injuries resulting in atrophic lobar sclerosis, or to congenital or developmental abnormalities.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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