Definition of locked-in syndrome noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary


locked-in syndrome

BrE BrE//ˌlɒkt ˈɪn sɪndrəʊm//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌlɑːkt ˈɪn sɪndroʊm//
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a medical condition, usually resulting from a stroke, in which the person is conscious but unable to feel or move the body and most of the muscles in the face