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quad·ri·ple·gia

 (kwŏd′rə-plē′jə, -jē-ə)
n.
Complete paralysis of the body from the neck down. Also called tetraplegia.

[quadri- (because all four limbs are affected ) + -plegia.]

quad′ri·ple′gic adj. & n.

quadriplegia

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

quad•ri•ple•gi•a

(ˌkwɒd rəˈpli dʒi ə, -dʒə)

n.
paralysis of all four limbs or of the entire body below the neck.
[1920–25]
quad`ri•ple′gic, n., adj.

quad·ri·ple·gi·a

(kwŏd′rə-plē′jē-ə)
Paralysis of the body from the neck down, caused by injury to the spinal cord.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.quadriplegia - paralysis of both arms and both legs
palsy, paralysis - loss of the ability to move a body part
Translations
kvadruplegie
kvadriplegija

quadriplegia

[ˌkwɒdrɪˈpliːdʒə] Ncuadriplegia f, tetraplegia f

quadriplegia

nTetraplegie f

quad·ri·ple·gi·a

n. cuadriplegia, parálisis de las cuatro extremidades.

quadriplegia

n tetraplejía, cuadriplejía
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