The condition has been described as “the closest thing to being buried alive”. In French, the common term is “maladie de l’emmuré vivant”, literally translated as walled-in alive disease; in German it is sometimes called “Eingeschlossensein”.
Locked-in syndrome is also known as
- cerebromedullospinal disconnection
- de-efferented state
- ventral pontine syndrome.
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