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Hemiplegia (Spastic Hemiplegia) Summary

Description: Severe or complete loss of motor function on one side of the body. This condition is usually caused by BRAIN DISEASES that are localized to the cerebral hemisphere opposite to the side of weakness. Less frequently, BRAIN STEM lesions; cervical SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; and other conditions may manifest as hemiplegia. The term hemiparesis (see PARESIS) refers to mild to moderate weakness involving one side of the body.

Also Known As: Spastic Hemiplegia; Monoplegia; Hemiplegia, Flaccid; Hemiplegia, Spastic; Flaccid Hemiplegia Show All >>

Networked: 936 relevant articles (59 outcomes, 74 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Hemiplegia

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum Toxin) : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 24 results : IBA
  2. Type A Botulinum Toxins (Botulinum A Toxin) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 6 results : FDA 2
  3. Naloxone (Narcan) : 2 outcomes in 5 results : FDA 60 Generic
  4. Dopamine (Intropin) : 2 outcomes in 3 results : FDA 36 Generic
  5. Baclofen : 1 outcome 3 studies in 6 results : FDA 31 Generic
  6. Propranolol (Inderal) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : FDA 158 Generic
  7. Norepinephrine (Noradrenaline) : 1 outcome 1 study in 2 results : FDA 5 Generic
  8. Oxygen : 1 outcome in 8 results : IBA
  9. Tissue Plasminogen Activator (Alteplase) : 1 outcome in 6 results : FDA 2
  10. Heparin (Liquaemin) : 1 outcome in 4 results : FDA 74 Generic
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Diseases Related to Hemiplegia

  1. Stroke (Strokes)
  2. Aphasia (Dysphasia)
  3. Seizures (Seizure)
  4. Muscle Spasticity (Spastic)
  5. Pain (Aches)
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Key Therapies for Hemiplegia

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  1. Orthotic Devices (Orthosis) : 4 outcomes 6 studies in 44 results
  2. Amputation : 4 outcomes 3 studies in 26 results
  3. Injections : 4 outcomes 2 studies in 15 results
  4. Hemispherectomy : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 69 results
  5. Occupational Therapy (Therapy, Occupational) : 3 outcomes 2 studies in 13 results
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