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

tet′ra·ple′gic adj. & n.


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


n. tetraplejía, parálisis de las cuatro extremidades.


n tetraplejía, cuadriplejía
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He explained that patients suffering from spinal cord injury may develop tetraplegia, (weakness in arms and legs), or paraplegia, (weakness in legs).
Caption: According to a University of Houston study, frequent participation in wheelchair rugby is associated with lower levels of depression and stress among men with tetraplegia.
In our previous case reports [16, 17], we evaluated the safety and effectiveness of G-CSF in a patient with tetraplegia caused by a cervical hyperextension injury and in a patient with spastic paraparesis due to kyphoscoliosis.
Surgical spinal decompression and vertebral stabilization were not attempted because of extensiveness of injury and flaccid tetraplegia.
Apenas um estudo (14,29%) foi direcionado a cuidadores de individuos com paraplegia (14) e outro (14,29%) analisou separadamente a qualidade de vida de cuidadores de adultos com paraplegia e tetraplegia (5).
Effects of midodrine hydrochloride on blood pressure and cerebral blood flow during orthostasis in persons with chronic tetraplegia.
7,8) In fact, pneumonia, atelectasis, and other respiratory complications are the leading causes of mortality in patients with tetraplegia, occurring in 40% to 70% of these patients.
2 percent of individuals with tetraplegia are employed a decade after their injury [1].
Previously, Ebrahimzadeh et al, (7) found no difference between Iranian paraplegic veterans with chronic SCI versus those with tetraplegia.
The study seeks male and female patients ages 18 to 65 who recently experienced a complete cervical spinal cord injury at the neck that resulted in tetraplegia, the partial or total paralysis of arms, legs and torso.
7 %), followed by spastic tetraplegia (12 %), spastic paraplegia (4.