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quadriplegia:

see paraplegiaparaplegia
, 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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quadriplegia

[‚kwä·drə′plē·jə]
(medicine)
Paralysis affecting the four extremities of the body; may be spastic or flaccid.
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quadriplegia

Pathol paralysis of all four limbs, usually as the result of injury to the spine
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Rehospitalization following compensable work-related tetraplegia. Spinal Cord 2006;44(6):374-378.
Decreased autonomic nervous system activity as assessed by heart rate variability in patients with chronic tetraplegia. Archives of physical medicine and rehabilitation, 81(9), 1181-1184.
Recio, "Independent sailing with high tetraplegia using sip and puff controls: integration into a community sailing center," The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, vol.
Aos seis meses, muitas pessoas com paraplegia eram independentes em suas atividades de autocuidado e muitos dos participantes com tetraplegia tinham um cuidador profissional na residencia, reduzindo assim a carga de cuidados fisicos para o familiar (13).
There were no significant differences between individuals with tetraplegia and paraplegia or between ethnic groups.
Effects of midodrine hydrochloride on blood pressure and cerebral blood flow during orthostasis in persons with chronic tetraplegia. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2010;91:1429-35.
Little quantitative assessment was performed in these early studies; they were often inconsistent with current human-computer interface assessment literature, primarily intended to measure text-entry performance, or not applicable to individuals with severe paralysis such as seen in high tetraplegia.
Our study showed that patients with tetraplegia have similar scores in the mental component of HRQOL, but the physical component was significantly higher among paraplegic individuals.
The neurologic diagnosis is noticed by the higher frequency of epilepsy (12.7 %) and of spastic tetraplegia (12 %).
The cardinal signs of LIS include tetraplegia, lower cranial nerve palsy, and anarthria, with preserved consciousness.
Traumatic injuries to the cervical (neck) region of the spinal cord, also known as tetraplegia or quadriplegia, impair sensation and motor function of the hands, anus, legs, and trunk.