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complete paralysis

Paralysis in which there is total loss of function and sensation.
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No effective treatments currently exist for ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease), a neurodegenerative disorder that rapidly progresses from symptoms of weakness and muscle atrophy to complete paralysis and death within 30 months of the initial diagnosis in almost half of all cases.
What one witnesses in Kashmir is complete paralysis of governance due to the unholy alliance between the PDP and the BJP.
Recently, a patient in his late twenties was admitted with a cervical spine injury after a diving accident that would have otherwise left him with complete paralysis. After Dr Baco and his team completed a four-hour spinal surgery, the patient regained movement and can now swim, walk and work again.
"And this crisis has led to an almost complete paralysis of the legislative authority and the slowdown in the work of the executive authority as well as a negative reflection on the economic situation."
In adults and children, Zika can cause Guillain-Barre Syndrome, a condition that may lead to permanent partial or complete paralysis. Researchers have said that Zika-related Guillain-Barre Syndrome cases that occurred during a recent outbreak in French Polynesia led to lingering paralysis in about half of the 42 people affected, or about one case of lingering partial or complete paralysis per 14,000 residents.
A fundraising campaign was set up following the crash that left Adam, from Roath, Cardiff, unable to breathe and with locked-in syndrome, meaning complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles.
At the top of most people's lists would be locked-in syndrome: complete paralysis and inability to communicate other than by blinking.
It is a condition in which a patient is aware but cannot move or communicate verbally due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body except for the eyes.
Electrical stimulation of the facial muscles not only preserves the muscle bulk in complete paralysis, but also has a psychological benefit.
He now has complete paralysis below the neck and needs 24-hour care, the court heard.
Quality of motor block was assessed at the same intervals and graded according to Modified Lovett's Scoring journal as Grade 6-Normal, Grade 5--slightly reduced muscular force, Grade 4--pronounced reduction, Grade 3--slightly impaired mobility, Grade 2--pronounced mobility impairment, Grade 1--Almost complete paralysis, Grade 0--Complete paralysis.

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