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Quadriplegia MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Quadriplegia
Tree Number(s)
C10.597.622.760
C23.888.592.636.786
Unique ID
D011782
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D011782
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Flaccid Quadriplegia
Flaccid Tetraplegia
Paralysis, Spinal, Quadriplegic
Quadriparesis
Spastic Quadriplegia
Spastic Tetraplegia
Tetraplegia
NLM Classification #
WL 346
Public MeSH Note
1967
History Note
1967(1964)
Date Established
1967/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2019/04/29
Quadriplegia Preferred
Spastic Quadriplegia Narrower
Quadriparesis Narrower
Flaccid Quadriplegia Narrower
Paralysis, Spinal, Quadriplegic Narrower
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