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Locked-In Syndrome

08 May

Locked-In Syndrome

Locked-in syndrome is a condition in which a patient is conscious and aware but cannot move or speak due to complete paralysis of nearly all voluntary muscles in the body. Unlike a persistent vegetative state, in which upper portions of the brain are damaged and lower portions are spared, locked-in syndrome is caused by damage to specific portions of the lower brain and brainstem with no damage to the upper brain. What is the one way that those with locked-in syndrome can sometimes communicate? More…

Source : http://www.thefreedictionary.com/Locked-In Syndrome

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