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pəˈri sɪs, ˈpær ə sɪspare·sis

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. paresisnoun

    a slight or partial paralysis


  1. paresisnoun

    A paralysis which is incomplete or which occurs in isolated areas.

  2. paresisnoun

    Inflammation of the brain as a cause of dementia or paralysis.


  1. paresis

    Paresis is a medical term referring to partial or mild paralysis, characterized by weakened muscle movement or impaired functioning of muscles. It can result from nerve damage or various neurological conditions such as stroke, multiple sclerosis, or cerebral palsy. The severity and extent of paresis can vary significantly among individuals.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Paresisnoun

    incomplete paralysis, affecting motion but not sensation

  2. Etymology: [NL., from Gr. pa`resis, fr. parie`nai to let go; para` from + "ie`nai to send.]


  1. Paresis

    Paresis is a condition typified by a weakness of voluntary movement, or partial loss of voluntary movement or by impaired movement. When used without qualifiers, it usually refers to the limbs, but it also can be used to describe the muscles of the eyes, the stomach, and also the vocal cords. Neurologists use the term paresis to describe weakness, and plegia to describe paralysis in which all voluntary movement is lost. The term paresis comes from the Ancient Greek: πάρεσις "letting go" or "paralysis" from παρίημι "to let go, to let fall."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Paresis

    par′e-sis, n. a diminished activity of function—a partial form of paralysis.—adj. Paret′ic. [Gr., parienai, to relax.]

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Paresis

    A general term referring to a mild to moderate degree of muscular weakness, occasionally used as a synonym for PARALYSIS (severe or complete loss of motor function). In the older literature, paresis often referred specifically to paretic neurosyphilis (see NEUROSYPHILIS). "General paresis" and "general paralysis" may still carry that connotation. Bilateral lower extremity paresis is referred to as PARAPARESIS.

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  1. praises

  2. spireas

  3. aspires

  4. serapis

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of paresis in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of paresis in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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