Paraplegia is a term used to describe the inability to voluntarily move the lower parts of the body. The areas of impaired mobility usually include the toes, feet, legs, and may or may not include the abdomen.
Picture: A person with a complete T12 level of injury is paralyzed from the waist down.
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