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paraparesis

 [par″ah-pah-re´sis]
a partial paralysis of the lower extremities.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

par·a·pa·re·sis

(par'ă-pă-rē'sis),
Weakness affecting the lower extremities.
[para- + paresis]
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paraparesis

(păr′ə-pə-rē′sĭs, -păr′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. parapare·ses (-sēz)
Partial paralysis of the lower limbs.
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par·a·pa·re·sis

(par'ă-pă-rē'sis)
Weakness affecting the lower extremities.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

paraparesis

Partial paralysis of both legs and sometimes of the lower part of the trunk.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

par·a·pa·re·sis

(par'ă-pă-rē'sis)
Weakness affecting lower extremities.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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In addition, the tendon reflexes were absent below the T3 level; the initial presentation of paraparesis progressing to paraplegia with a muscle power score of 0 for the bilateral lower limbs and 5 for the bilateral upper limbs was observed, and a positive test of bilateral Babinski reflex was taken.
The patient presented with paraparesis, and a spinal epidural lesion was diagnosed.
The neurologic examination reveals spastic paraparesis with hyperreflexia.
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