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Quad

In printing, a type with no letter attached to it. The quad exists to put spaces between words.
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This type of impairment is referred to as quadriplegia or tetraplegia.
They rapidly progressed to fulminant GBS with complete efferent nerve dysfunction resulting in flaccid quadriplegia, total areflexia, absent brainstem reflexes and respiratory paralysis.
Sip-and-puff technology--a straw-like pneumatic switch that allows the use of one's breath to perform mouse clicks--has been developed to aid individuals with quadriplegia.
The first child the researchers treated with ketones was a 2-year-old boy receiving standard treatment for MADD who suddenly developed quadriplegia and could no longer speak.
The man - who broke his neck when he was 17 and has incomplete quadriplegia, limited control of his arms and legs and drooping eyelids and facial features - was preparing to board a flight from Sydney to Melbourne when he was told that he was medically unfit to travel.
Approximately 10 weeks earlier, she had been involved in a motor vehicle accident, which resulted in incomplete quadriplegia.
Barrister Jeremy Freedman, representing the family, said: "Tragically, there was a series of failures during the course of the labour resulting in starvation of oxygen, causing cerebral palsy with spastic quadriplegia.
Daly concludes that, "At the very least, there is a real possibility that a reasonable person would regard permanent, lifelong quadriplegia as a state worse than death, and this fact places a decision to withdraw life support with the bounds of moral permissibility.
Options include critical illness coverage that allows claimants who suffer illnesses ranging from cancer to quadriplegia to receive a lump-sum payment in addition to a monthly benefit.
Since these rulings went into effect, cervical spine injuries producing permanent quadriplegia (paralysis of both arms and both legs) underwent a dramatic decrease through the mid-80's.
There are huge possibilities for disabled people, people suffering from polio, quadriplegia and those who are elderly and wheelchair-bound.
Some disabilities, such as some types of spinal cord injuries that cause paraplegia or quadriplegia, are associated with a progressive degenerative course that truncates worklife expectancy.