"Quadriplegia" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
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Severe or complete loss of motor function in all four limbs which may result from BRAIN DISEASES; SPINAL CORD DISEASES; PERIPHERAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DISEASES; NEUROMUSCULAR DISEASES; or rarely MUSCULAR DISEASES. The locked-in syndrome is characterized by quadriplegia in combination with cranial muscle paralysis. Consciousness is spared and the only retained voluntary motor activity may be limited eye movements. This condition is usually caused by a lesion in the upper BRAIN STEM which injures the descending cortico-spinal and cortico-bulbar tracts.
- Spastic Quadriplegia
- Quadriplegia, Spastic
- Quadriplegias, Spastic
- Spastic Quadriplegias
- Spastic Tetraplegia
- Spastic Tetraplegias
- Tetraplegia, Spastic
- Tetraplegias, Spastic
- Flaccid Quadriplegia
- Flaccid Quadriplegias
- Quadriplegia, Flaccid
- Quadriplegias, Flaccid
- Flaccid Tetraplegia
- Flaccid Tetraplegias
- Tetraplegia, Flaccid
- Tetraplegias, Flaccid
- Locked-In Syndrome
- Locked In Syndrome
- Locked-In Syndromes
- Syndrome, Locked-In
- Syndromes, Locked-In
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