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tetraparesis

 [tet″rah-pah-re´sis]
muscular weakness affecting all four extremities.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

tet·ra·pa·re·sis

(tet'ră-pă-rē'sis),
Weakness of all four extremities.
Synonym(s): quadriparesis
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

tet·ra·pa·re·sis

(tet'ră-pă-rē'sis)
Weakness of all four limbs.
Synonym(s): quadriparesis.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

tet·ra·pa·re·sis

(tet'ră-pă-rē'sis)
Weakness of all four limbs.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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These findings included: hypertonia tetraparesis (the muscle tone was more rigid than spastic), coarse tremor, and extensor leg posture (dystonic movements).