quadriplegia

noun

quad·​ri·​ple·​gia ˌkwäd-rə-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce quadriplegia (audio)
: partial or complete paralysis of both the arms and legs that is usually due to injury or disease of the spinal cord in the region of the neck

called also tetraplegia

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“Quadriplegia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/quadriplegia. Accessed 24 Apr. 2024.

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