Recent Examples of paraplegia from the Web
The basic expenses of living with paraplegia are, on average, $519,520 in the first year and $68,821 each subsequent year, according to the National Spinal Cord Injury Statistical Center.
Tetraplegia, also known as quadriplegia, is paralysis that results in the partial or total loss of use of all four limbs and torso, while paraplegia does not affect the arms.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'paraplegia.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of paraplegia
First Known Use: circa 1657See Words from the same year
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up paraplegia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).