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the term "semi"

In discussions regarding paralysis, would "semi" be used as an abbreviation of "semi-paralysis"? Is this abbreviation used in America, or only in Australia?
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Actually, in America, we do not use "semi" as an abbreviation for partial paralysis.  It's usually "semi-paralyzed".  When someone is weakened or paralyzed on one side of their body it's called hemiplegia.
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