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locked-in syndrome

a rare neurological disorder characterised by complete paralysis of voluntary muscles in all parts of the body except for those that control eye movement, resulting from traumatic brain injury or diseases affecting circulation or nerve cells: thinking and reasoning function normally, but there is inability to speak or move

Jim with locked-in syndrome, using eye gaze

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My husband had a stroke 2 years ago. It left him with something called Locked-In Syndrome. Before the stroke he was outgoing and busy now he seems pretty miserable. He uses his eyes to tell me lots of things.

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locked-in syndrome

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A rare, acquired neurological condition, resulting in complete inability to speak or move.

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