quadriplegia

[kwod-ruh-plee-jee-uh, -juh]
noun Pathology.
paralysis of all four limbs or of the entire body below the neck.
Also called tetraplegia.


Origin:
1920–25; quadri- + -plegia

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quadriplegia (ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒɪə, -dʒə)
 
n
pathol hemiplegia Compare paraplegia Also called: tetraplegia paralysis of all four limbs, usually as the result of injury to the spine
 
[C20: from quadri- + Greek plēgē a blow, from plēssein to strike]

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quadriplegia quad·ri·ple·gi·a (kwŏd'rə-plē'jē-ə, -jə)
n.
Paralysis of all four limbs. Also called tetraplegia.


quad'ri·ple'gic adj. & n.
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quadriplegia   (kwŏd'rə-plē'jē-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
Paralysis of the body from the neck down, caused by injury to the spinal cord.
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Cancer and chronic pain on top of quadriplegia is a little challenging.
Quadriplegia: loss of function in both the upper and lower extremities as a result of cervical and upper thoracic spine injuries.
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