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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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Beverley hit back but Ross Batty finished a good move to keep his side in the ascendency. Clark scored a try in the second half and the winger's second came after good work from Andy Foreman.
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.
The Destruction of Art embraces every kind of slippage between the categories of art and nonart in this century: the slashing of Velazquez's Rokeby Venus by an outraged English suffragette in 1914; the ascendency of the readymade; the incorporation of destruction into art by Man Ray, Arman, Tinguely, and others; the removal of Serra's Tilted Arc from Federal Plaza in 1989.
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.