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paresis

 [pah-re´sis, par´ĕ-sis]
slight or incomplete paralysis. adj., adj paret´ic.
general paresis chronic meningoencephalitis from a syphilitic infection that is causing gradual loss of cortical function, resulting in progressive dementia and generalized paralysis; this may occur 10 to 20 years after an initial infection of syphilis in untreated individuals. Called also Bayle's disease and dementia paralytica.

pa·re·sis

(pă-rē'sis, par'ĕ-sis), Although the classically correct pronunciation of this word is with stress on the first syllable, the second syllable is commonly stresed in the U.S.
Partial or incomplete paralysis.
[G. a letting go, slackening, paralysis, fr. paritēmi, to let go]

paresis

(pə-rē′sĭs, păr′ĭ-sĭs)
n. pl. pare·ses (-sēz)
1. Slight or partial paralysis.
2. General paresis.

pa·ret′ic (pə-rĕt′ĭk) adj. & n.
pa·ret′i·cal·ly adv.

paresis

Neurology Incomplete paralysis, weakness; partial paralysis of voluntary and involuntary muscles. See General paresis, Quadriparesis.

pa·re·sis

(pă-rē'sis)
1. Partial or incomplete paralysis.
2. A disease of the brain, marked by progressive dementia, tremor, speech disturbances, and increasing muscular weakness; in a large proportion of patients there is a preliminary stage of irritability often followed by exaltation and delusions of grandeur.
Synonym(s): Bayle disease.
[G. a letting go, slackening, paralysis, fr. paritēmi, to let go]

paresis

WEAKNESS or reduction in muscle power, as compared with complete PARALYSIS.

pa·re·sis

(pă-rē'sis)
Partial or incomplete paralysis.
[G. a letting go, slackening, paralysis, fr. paritēmi, to let go]
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Mamourian, "Isolated inferior oblique paresis from brainstem infarction: perspective on oculomotor fascicular organization in the ventral midbrain tegmentum," Archives of Neurology, vol.
Computed tomography has low yield in the evaluation of idiopathic unilateral true vocal fold paresis. Laryngoscope 2013; 123: 204-7.
The presence of hypokalemia (K =2.1) favored the third diagnosis, which was strengthened by the immediate improvement of the quadriparesis and a complete improvement without residual paresis by day 5 of admission (by potassium supplementation).
The tumor may present with asymmetrical sensory neural hearing loss with or without tinnitus, dizziness, and facial nerve paresis. An MRI scan is the appropriate diagnostic tool.
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Second, we determined whether MI impairments are related to sensitivity loss and/or severity of paresis. And third, we examined whether performance in the different MI tasks converges in healthy individuals and stroke patients.
Currently, 85% of people in the UK who survive a stroke are left with some degree of arm paresis. After five years a quarter of these people still have difficulty using their arm, resulting in high costs for the NHS.