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Locked In Syndrome


Synonyms of Locked In Syndrome
  • Cerebromedullospinal Disconnection
  • De-Efferented State
  • Pseudocoma

Disorder Subdivisions



    General Discussion
    Locked-In Syndrome is characterized by complete paralysis except for voluntary eye movements. It is usually caused by lesions in the nerve centers that control muscle contractions, or a blood clot that blocks circulation of oxygen to the brain stem.

    Organizations related to Locked In Syndrome
    • Genetic and Rare Diseases (GARD) Information Center
      PO Box 8126
      Gaithersburg MD 20898-8126
      Phone #: 301-519-3194
      800 #: 888-205-2311
      e-mail: gardinfo@nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.genome.gov/10000409
    • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
      31 Center Drive
      Bethesda MD 20892-2540
      Phone #: 301-496-5751
      800 #: 800-352-9424
      e-mail: braininfo@ninds.nih.gov
      Home page: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/



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