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Paralysis of all four limbs, usually as a result of an injury to the upper part of the spine. Also called tetraplegia, which is a less common but more correct form because it is not a neoclassical hybrid (3). Compare diplegia, hemiplegia, monoplegia, ophthalmoplegia, paraplegia, triplegia. quadriplegic adj. [From Latin quadrans a quarter + Greek plege a blow + -ia indicating a condition or quality]

Subjects: Psychology.

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