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(ă-send′) [L. ascendere, to climb up]
To move from the lower part of the body toward the head. Guillain-Barré syndrome is an example of an ascending paralysis, which begins in the feet and progresses upward to the muscles of the legs, abdomen, and chest.
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Nick is pursued by Mackenzie Cartwright, daughter of the president and commander of the all-black Hellfighters Squad in the segregated Ascendancy military.
Sandy Zweifach, Ascendancy co-founder and chief executive officer said, We are delighted to announce our new relationship with Quintiles, which has a leading presence as a CRO in China, with full capabilities to support drug development in China.
He said: "I thought we gained ascendancy at that point.
Prince Charles trails a long way behind even with his biggest fan base, the ACT, which only registered 25 per cent support for his ascendancy.
The Scots were in the ascendancy and the penalty count against the visitors led to a warning from referee Peter Fitzgibbon.
Like many members of the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy Conolly came from a new family, but as Walsh's research makes clear it was a new family with old roots.
What Krauthammer calls the New Liberalism poses the principal threat to American ascendancy.
These are men who have helped to beat down German military ascendancy.
The title-chasers were always in the ascendancy with Fisher grabbing the opener on 35 minutes before adding a second on the hour to effectively seal the points.
SN Brussels Airlines will add a fifth daily frequency on its Brussels-Berlin Tempelhof route as it anticipates increased demand owing to Germany's January ascendancy to the EU presidency.
In this book, Dear, a professor of the history of science at Cornell University, analyzes how science achieved this ascendancy and describes its evolution from a natural philosophy to a practice routinely applied to our everyday lives.
How else to explain the seemingly sudden ascendancy of a virtuoso soon to be 50?