tetraplegia

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Related to tetraplegics: quadriplegia, quadriplegic

tet·ra·ple·gia

 (tĕt′rə-plē′jə, -jē-ə)
[tetra- (because all four limbs are affected ) + -plegia.]

tet′ra·ple′gic adj. & n.

tetraplegia

(ˌtɛtrəˈpliːdʒɪə)
n
(Pathology) another name for quadriplegia
[from tetra- + Greek plegē a blow, from plēssein to strike]
ˌtetraˈplegic adj
Translations
tetraplegija
tetraplegia

tet·ra·ple·gi·a

n. tetraplejía, parálisis de las cuatro extremidades.

tetraplegia

n tetraplejía, cuadriplejía
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The loss of motor functions especially of the arm and grasping function 40% are tetraplegics leads to a life-long dependency on care givers and therefore to a dramatic decrease in quality of life in these often young individuals.
The non-profit organisation has catered for all types of injuries including: tetraplegics, paraplegics, the blind, burns victims and amputees of all descriptions, and also those suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
The ministry administer benefits of 522 mln euros, whil social benefits are distributed to those eligible for child support or single parents, low-pension earners, those suffering from chronic illnesses, World War II veterans, social pensions, extreme handicaps, paraplegics, tetraplegics, blind and those in need of mechanised or other assistance (wheelchairs, etc.
Evaluation of upper extremity motor function tests in tetraplegics.
Rod Dyer and Chris Oldfield have signed up for the South Africa Bike Ride 2013 for REGAIN, the Trust for Sport Tetraplegics.
The need for such organizations in the country is immense because paraplegics and tetraplegics suffer from one of the severest forms of physical disability that can inflict an individual.
It is designed for tetraplegics, people with impairment in all four limbs, and is open to people of all ages and both sexes.
The day was organised with the help of the Vale council's Disability Sport Wales development officer Linda Ruston, who said: "Wheelchair rugby is a team sport for tetraplegics or anybody with an upper limb impairment.
The device has a touch-sensitive screen said to be operable by most tetraplegics.
2 years); in particular, 6 patients were hemiplegics, 4 tetraplegics and 2 diplegics.
He now hopes to return to Italy to try special boots designed for tetraplegics to help with walking.
Lt Col Jack Simpson, who runs the Aviation for Paraplegics and Tetraplegics Trust, says: ``Each year we award a number of flying scholarships to disabled people.