Misoplegia is a disorder of body schema in which there is active hatred of a paralyzed limb, with or without personification of the limb, and attempts to injure the paralyzed limb. It occurs with right parietal region injury (hence left sided limbs most often involved) and may occur in conjunction with anosognosia, left hemispatial neglect, and (so called) constructional apraxia.



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Cross References

Anosognosia; Apraxia; Hemiparesis; Hemiplegia; Neglect