Definitions for "Diplegia"
is paralysis (loss of movement and/or sensation) of the same body part on both sides of the body or of two similar parts on opposite sides of the body. Examples of diplegia would be when both hands are paralyzed or two similar parts of the face on both sides of the body are paralyzed. There are several specific types of diplegia, depending on the body part affected.
Paralysis of corresponding parts on either side of the body. All four limbs may be affected but it occurs more commonly in the legs than in the arms. (See Little Disease)
Paralysis of all for extremities, with the lower extremities more severely involved than the upper extremities.