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quadriplegia:

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, 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.

quadriplegia

Pathol paralysis of all four limbs, usually as the result of injury to the spine
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Implanted neuroprosthesis for restoring arm and hand function in people with high level tetraplegia.
The main neurologic sign during initial examination was tetraplegia, which progressed to a nonambulatory, spastic tetraparesis after a few days of treatment.
Influence of long-term wheelchair rugby training on the functional abilities in persons with tetraplegia over a twoyear post-spinal cord injury.
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Because of the small sample size the authors were not able to control for level of injury in their training groups thus comparing ambulation of people with paraplegia (who may have normal upper limb and trunk strength), to those with tetraplegia (who present with limited upper limb and trunk strength).
13) demonstrated an increase in lean body mass and a concomitant decrease in whole body fat on individuals with chronic complete tetraplegia after daily electric stimulation cycling for eight weeks.
If hypokalemia is not treated early, it may lead to worsening of mild myalgia to tetraplegia or severe acute renal failure because of the release of intracellular muscle constituents such as CPK and myoglobulin into the circulation (7).
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The study reveals that spinal injury in India results more often in paraplegia (paralysis of the two limbs below the torso) than tetraplegia (paralysis of all four limbs).
In a clinical trial of individuals with tetraplegia, physical capacity measures of patients were significantly improved after implementing a structured exercise program utilizing hand cycles (Valent, et.
This type of impairment is referred to as quadriplegia or tetraplegia.