Paralysis of all four limbs, both arms and both legs, as from a high spinal cord accident or stroke.
Pertaining to quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs — both arms and both legs), as from a high spinal cord accident.
- Qualified health claim
“Calcium may reduce the risk of osteoporosis.” For example, in 2004 the FDA announced a qualified health claim for the reduced risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) on conventional foods that contain eiscosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) omega-3 fatty acids.
In medicine, to finish training and be eligible for certification examination or licensure.
Having to do with quality. In contrast to quantitative (which pertains to quantity, the amount).
- Quality adjusted life year (QALY)
A year of life adjusted for its quality or its value. A year in perfect health is considered equal to 1.0 QALY. The value of a year in ill health would be discounted. For example, a year bedridden might have a value equal to 0.5 QALY.