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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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Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, 79, ascended the throne.
RIYADH, Jan 23 (KUNA) -- The new Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud is well known throughout the Kingdom as an experienced statesman and the man who will fill the gap left by the late 91-year-old King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud who ascended the throne in 2005.
Elizabeth, who ascended the throne as a young woman, is now the revered 86-year-old who this weekend celebrates her Diamond Jubilee.
The present Nawab of Balasinor ascended the throne when he was only nine months.
Akihito, who ascended the throne in 1989 after the death of his father, Hirohito, was hospitalized in November for more than two weeks because of persistent fever and a severe case of bronchitis.
WHEN the Queen ascended the throne 60 years ago, I spent a boiling hot day at attention on the parade ground.
The Queen was only 25 when she ascended the throne, yet from the start, she embraced her new role with all the dedication and self-discipline that have been the hallmarks of her reign.
1727: King George II ascended the throne on the death of his father, George I.
Sihamoni,57, who ascended the throne in 2004 on the abdication of his father King Norodom Sihanouk, last visited China in 2010 for the World Expo in Shanghai.
They told me that they King Mohammed VI had made many efforts to improve Moroccan people's living standards since he ascended the throne.
Under the rule of HM King Mohammed VI, who ascended the throne in 1999, Morocco expanded political freedoms and examined the allegations of the past human rights abuses, Los Angeles Times underlined in an article on February 20 protests.
A similar decision was taken by her when, as Princess Elizabeth, she had an experienced general join her fledgling office before she ascended the throne.