Terminology of Paralysis & Spinal Cord Injuries


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The complete paralysis of one side of the body is called:

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1. The incomplete paralysis of one side of the body is called:

2. The complete paralysis of all four limbs is called:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Spinal cord injuries can result in paralysis, and this quiz/worksheet combo will help you test your understanding of the condition. You will be asked questions about the different types of paralysis and their characteristics.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments you'll be tested on your understanding of:

  • Types of paralysis
  • Terms for paralyzed people
  • Effects of spinal cord injuries

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet will test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related spinal cord lesson
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as incomplete paralysis and complete paralysis
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding spinal cord injuries
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about paralysis

Additional Learning

To learn more about the spinal cord, review the accompanying lesson on Terminology of Paralysis & Spinal Cord Injuries.' This lesson will cover the following:

  • Define the root words that explain different types of paralysis
  • Explain how motor and sensory function is effected
  • Identify the bone that protects the spinal cord