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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People who are paralyzed except for up-and-down eye movements and blinking are classified as having locked-in syndrome.
The event for Parky, who is suffering from locked-in syndrome following a stroke, takes place on Thursday, October 6, at Whinstone View, Great Ayton, and the promotion winning team of 1986/87 is planning to attend.
DISCUSSION: The first description of locked-in syndrome was probably in 1868.
Those are the inspiring words of 42-year-old Dawn Faizey-Webster, who has locked-in syndrome.
Today Eve's mother and stepfather, civil servants Lee and Peter Miller, both from Ashington in Northumberland, know that the nine-year-old has an inoperable brain tumour, epilepsy and Locked-In Syndrome.
Summary: Tony Nicklinson, the locked-in syndrome sufferer who lost his High Court battle for the legal right to end his life, has died.
SCHOOLGIRL Eve Anderson is believed to be the youngest person in the world with locked-in syndrome.
PRO-LIFE campaigners have welcomed the judges' decision to reject the challenge by two locked-in syndrome sufferers for the legal right to end their life with the help of a doctor.
Locked-in syndrome sufferer Tony Nicklinson can only communicate by blinking.
The mother of two is a victim of the rare condition known as locked-in syndrome, which leaves a patient able to see, hear and think normally, while it robs them of the power to move and speak.
The 21-year-old was perfectly healthy before she suddenly became a prisoner in her own body with Locked-In Syndrome.