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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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Caldy hit back but a superb try begun and finished from Gavin Beasley put the home side back in the ascendency.
Starving on a Full Stomach focuses especially on three issues: the early definition of the causes of malnutrition within the context of a paternalistic state; the increasing ascendency of scientific and social scientific expertise; and, finally, the ways in which the state intervened or decided against intervening in African communities.
This project, together with a Civil Engineering and Geographical Sciences college at Marne-la-Vallee, near Paris, represents Chaix and Morel's ascendency into a bigger league.