Definition of Quadriplegia

1. Noun. Paralysis of both arms and both legs.

Generic synonyms: Palsy, Paralysis



Definition of Quadriplegia

1. Noun. paralysis from the neck down ¹

2. Noun. paralysis of all four limbs ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Quadriplegia

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Medical Definition of Quadriplegia

1. Paralysis of all four limbs, both arms and both legs, as from a high spinal cord accident or stroke. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Quadriplegia

quadriparesis
quadriparous
quadripartite
quadripartitely
quadripartition
quadripartitions
quadripaschal
quadripedal
quadripedal extensor reflex
quadripennate
quadriphase
quadriphonic
quadriphonic system
quadriphonics
quadriphyllous
quadriplegia (current term)
quadriplegias
quadriplegic
quadriplegics
quadripoint
quadripolar
quadriporticus
quadrireme
quadriremes
quadrisect
quadrisected
quadrisecting
quadrisection
quadrisections
quadrisects

Literary usage of Quadriplegia

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1. Physical Fitness: A Guide for Individuals with Spinal Cord Injury by David F. Apple, Jr. (1996)
"The effect of exercise training on pulmonary function in persons with quadriplegia. Paraplegia 1994::435-41. 38. Carter, RE. Medical management of pulmonary ..."

2. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of Change (1994)
"Paraplegia, quadriplegia, and amputation can occur as a result of spinal cord injuries, polio, spina bifida, or accidents. ..."

3. Managed Care: Advances in Financing edited by Linda F. Wolf (1998)
"For people with some diagnoses, such as quadriplegia and high-cost pulmonary ... For example, persons with quadriplegia have predicted expenditures, ..."

4. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"... comprehensive rehabilitation: A 19-year-old woman fractured her cervical spine in a small-plane accident, with resultant quadriplegia Her male companion ..."

5. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Lewellys Franklin Barker, Milton Howard Fussell, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"When fully developed serious organic disturbances with quadriplegia may follow. Children develop paralysis of the lower extremities oftener than adults. ..."

6. Nursing in the Acute Infectious Fevers by George Philip Paul (1915)
"The frequency of the parts paralyzed: 1—leg; 2—legs only; 3—-arm; 4—quadriplegia; 5—triplegia; 6—hemi- plegia; 7—contralateral; 8—both arms only. ..."

7. Nervous and Mental Disease Monograph Series (1918)
"... quadriplegia, or cauda equina symptoms. The patients manifest cystitis, pyelonephritis, and general sepsis with a fatal termination within nine months. ..."

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