quadriplegia(redirected from tetraplegia)
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Related to tetraplegia: paraplegia
, paralysis of the lower part of the body, commonly affecting both legs and often internal organs below the waist. When both legs and arms are affected, the condition is called quadriplegia.
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Paralysis affecting the four extremities of the body; may be spastic or flaccid.
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Pathol paralysis of all four limbs, usually as the result of injury to the spine
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