quadriplegia

noun
quad·​ri·​ple·​gia | \ ˌkwäd-rə-ˈplē-j(ē-)ə How to pronounce quadriplegia (audio) \

Medical Definition of quadriplegia

: 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 13 Jun. 2021.

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