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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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His later marriage to Camilla Parker Bowles likewise raised questions about her status when he ascends the throne.
Soon after, King Seti I (John Turturro) dies and Ramses T ascends the throne.
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But his plan was fiercely opposed by conservative academics and lawmakers in his ruling Liberal Democratic Party who feared that if the princess marries a commoner and her first child ascends the throne, the imperial line will shift to a ''female-line.
If Princess Aiko marries a commoner and ascends the throne, then their child, regardless of sex, would be the first emperor or reigning empress to have no emperor on his or her father's side, a circumstance that experts say has never before occurred in Japanese history.