locked-in syndrome


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locked-in syndrome

n
(Pathology) a condition in which a person is conscious but unable to move any part of the body except the eyes: results from damage to the brainstem
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THE family of a young mum with Locked-in Syndrome is taking her out of hospital before she picks up a life -threatening infection.
I feel the British media, from what I have seen, have gone about raising awareness of locked-in syndrome in the wrong way.
THE wife of Gary Parkinson admits few people can appreciate the predicament of locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson - but believes there is always something to live for.
Locked-in syndrome is a condition in which a patient is aware and awake but cannot move or communicate due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for the eyes.
The 32-year-old suffered two strokes during brain surgery in February and was later diagnosed with Locked-In Syndrome - a shocking condition described as "the closest thing to being buried alive".
Locked-in syndrome is a rare neurological disorder characterised by paralysis of voluntary muscles in all parts of the body except for those that control eye movement.
Locked-in syndrome is characterised by complete paralysis of voluntary muscles in all parts of the body except for those that control the eyes.
Locked-in syndrome sees paralysis of all muscles except for those that control eye movement.