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paresis

 [pah-re´sis, par´ĕ-sis]
slight or incomplete paralysis. adj., adj paret´ic.
general paresis chronic meningoencephalitis from a syphilitic infection that is causing gradual loss of cortical function, resulting in progressive dementia and generalized paralysis; this may occur 10 to 20 years after an initial infection of syphilis in untreated individuals. Called also Bayle's disease and dementia paralytica.
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pa·re·sis

(pă-rē'sis, par'ĕ-sis), Although the classically correct pronunciation of this word is with stress on the first syllable, the second syllable is commonly stresed in the U.S.
Partial or incomplete paralysis.
[G. a letting go, slackening, paralysis, fr. paritēmi, to let go]
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paresis

(pə-rē′sĭs, păr′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. pare·ses (-sēz)
1. Slight or partial paralysis.
2. General paresis.

pa·ret′ic (pə-rĕt′ĭk) adj. & n.
pa·ret′i·cal·ly adv.
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paresis

Neurology Incomplete paralysis, weakness; partial paralysis of voluntary and involuntary muscles. See General paresis, Quadriparesis.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

pa·re·sis

(pă-rē'sis)
1. Partial or incomplete paralysis.
2. A disease of the brain, marked by progressive dementia, tremor, speech disturbances, and increasing muscular weakness; in a large proportion of patients there is a preliminary stage of irritability often followed by exaltation and delusions of grandeur.
Synonym(s): Bayle disease.
[G. a letting go, slackening, paralysis, fr. paritēmi, to let go]
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paresis

WEAKNESS or reduction in muscle power, as compared with complete PARALYSIS.
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pa·re·sis

(pă-rē'sis)
Partial or incomplete paralysis.
[G. a letting go, slackening, paralysis, fr. paritēmi, to let go]
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