paresis meaning

Pronunciation:   "paresis" in a sentence
Noun: paresis  pu'reesis
  1. A slight or partial paralysis

Type of: palsy, paralysis

Encyclopedia: Paresis


[Medicine]
A general term referring to a mild to moderate degree of muscular weakness,occasionally used as a synonym for PARALYSIS (severe or complete loss of motor function). In the older literature,paresis often referred specifically to paretic neurosyphilis (see NEUROSYPHILIS). General paresis and general paralysis may still carry that connotation. Bilateral lower extremity paresis is referred to as PARAPARESIS. n pl pa·re·ses
1 : slight or partial paralysis
2 : GENERAL PARESIS

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  1. this is usually followed by a posterior paresis.
  2. benign enzootic paresis affects young, unweaned piglets for the most part.
  3. cervical purulent inflammation and paresis caused by chicken bone : a case report
  4. among these patients, two had divergent paresis, four had bilateral abducens paresis and the other two had unilateral abducens nerve paresis
  5. among these patients, two had divergent paresis, four had bilateral abducens paresis and the other two had unilateral abducens nerve paresis

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