Classification and external resources
ICD-10 G83.1-G83.3
ICD-9 344.3-344.5, 438.3-438.4
MeSH D006429

In medicine, monoplegia is a paralysis of a single limb, usually an arm. It is frequently associated with cerebral palsy. This is the mildest form of cerebral palsy, and individuals with it generally have a good prognosis for later life. It can also be used if just one muscle group or muscle is affected. It is often thought as hemiplegia with much less involvement of the other limb.

A similar condition is monoparesis, in which one limb is very weak, but not completely paralyzed. For more information, see paresis.

A person with monoplegia can be referred to as a monoplegic.

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  • Monoplegia — Mon ople gi*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. mo nos single + ? a stroke.] (Med.) Paralysis affecting a single limb. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • monoplegia — /monople dʒia/ s.f. [comp. di mono e plegia ]. (med.) [paralisi di un solo arto] ◀▶ emiplegia, paraplegia, quadriplegia, tetraplegia …   Enciclopedia Italiana

  • monoplegia — s. f. [Medicina] Paralisia de um só membro ou grupo muscular.   ‣ Etimologia: mono + plegia …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • monoplegia — [män΄ə plē′jē ə, män΄əplē′jə] n. [ModL < MONO + Gr plēgē, a stroke < IE * plēg , var. of * plāk , to strike > L plangere: see FLAW2] paralysis of a single limb or part of the body monoplegic [män΄əplē′jik, män΄əplej′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • monoplegia — monoplegic /mon euh plee jik, plej ik/, adj. /mon euh plee jee euh, plee jeuh/, n. Pathol. paralysis of one extremity, muscle, or muscle area. [1885 90; MONO + PLEGIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • monoplegia — noun Complete paralysis of a single limb (or muscle) …   Wiktionary

  • monoplegia — Paralysis of one limb. [mono + G. plege, a stroke] m. masticatoria unilateral paralysis of the muscles of mastication (masseter, temporal, pterygoid). * * * mono·ple·gia plē j(ē )ə n paralysis affecting a single limb, body part, or grou …   Medical dictionary

  • monoplegia — mo|no|ple|gi|a Mot Pla Nom femení …   Diccionari Català-Català

  • monoplegia — mo·no·ple·gì·a s.f. TS med. paralisi di un solo arto o di un solo gruppo muscolare {{line}} {{/line}} DATA: 1895. ETIMO: comp. di mono e plegia …   Dizionario italiano

  • monoplegia — {{hw}}{{monoplegia}}{{/hw}}s. f.  (pl. gie ) (med.) Paralisi di un arto o gruppo muscolare o di un solo muscolo …   Enciclopedia di italiano