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"Paraplegia"



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  1. photo New brain implants enable paralyzed monkeys to control their legsNew brain implants enable paralyzed monkeys to control their legsNews
    a signal from the brain to the spinal cord, and also the first to function using wireless technology. Paraplegia is most often caused by an injury to the spine that disrupts the ability of nerve signalsRead more
  2. photo Treatment of Kidney InfectionsTreatment of Kidney InfectionsTreatment
    bacterial infection or other chronic underlying medical conditions, such as diabetes, HIV or paraplegia, physicians may order a 10 to 14 day course of antibiotics as opposed to the normal three to seven daysRead more
  3. photo MPF Pede Proibição da Vacina Contra HPV em Todo o PaísMPF Pede Proibição da Vacina Contra HPV em Todo o PaísNews
    da cidade de Uberlândia/MG, que relatou a ocorrência, em pacientes que haviam tomado a vacina contra o HPV, de quadros clínicos neurológicos, como esclerose múltipla, neuromielite ótica, mielites, paraplegiasRead more

Paraplegia

Disease

Paraplegia is an impairment in motor or sensory function of the lower extremities. The word comes from Ionic Greek: παραπληγίη "half-striking". It is usually caused by spinal cord injury or a congenital condition such as spina bifida that affects the neural elements of the spinal canal. The area of the spinal canal that is affected in paraplegia is either the thoracic, lumbar, or sacral...More