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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Peter Coghlan, then 34, was left with locked-in syndrome after smashing his head into a concrete slab when he stood up in a tunnel.
Mia was then diagnosed with an extremely rare condition, known as "locked-in syndrome", which medics described as "the closest thing to being buried alive".
The device is designed to provide a communication tool to people living with locked-in syndrome.
People who are paralyzed except for up-and-down eye movements and blinking are classified as having locked-in syndrome. If all eye movement is lost, the condition is referred to as complete locked-in syndrome.
Several cases of BCPI infarctions have been reported previously associated with locked-in syndrome. The term "locked-in syndrome" (LIS) was defined as complete paralysis of bulbar muscles and all extremities with preserved consciousness, leaving the patients with only vertical eye movements and blinking.
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.
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.