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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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Tokyo [Japan], Jan 1 ( ANI ): Japan will announce the name for its new era on April 1, which will come into effect from May 1 after the Crown Prince Naruhito ascends the throne.
Meanwhile, back in Asgard, Thor's brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) ascends the throne and steers the kingdom in a new direction.
He has a wife who will be by his side when he ascends the throne.
Terry Sanderson, president of the National Secular Society, said: "It is extraordinary that a bishop of the Church of England should be a republican, given that William - when he ascends the throne - will be his boss."
The Tudors - The Complete First Season (15) Arguably the sexiest history lesson of the year, this three-disc box set includes all of the episodes from the Emmy award nominated drama, chronicling the early years of Henry VIII (Jonathan Rhys Meyers) after he ascends the throne.