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A slight paralysis.
Incomplete loss of muscular power.
Weakness of a limb.



attenuation of voluntary movements; their complete loss is termed paralysis. Paresis and paralysis, which are caused by the same factors, are the motor disorders most frequently encountered in clinical practice.

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In cases where paresis follows an HZ infection, the diagnosis is established based on the history of weakness following painful skin lesions, exclusion of other causes of weakness, and an ENMG test (17).
Abductor sign: a reliable new sign to detect unilateral non-organic paresis of the lower limb.
Neurological symptoms might include dysarthria, mutism, ataxia, paresis, and/or blindness 6.
Neurologic examination showed mental confusion, incoherent speech (Glasgow coma scale E2V4M5), and paresis with hyporeflexia of all limbs.
Objectives: To assess the efficacy of a computerized arm trainer (AT) allowing repetitive practice of passive and active bilateral forearm and wrist movement cycles for improving arm function in populations of people with dense upper limb paresis following acute stroke.
If the sixth nerve paresis is unrelated to other illnesses or neurologic symptoms, most ophthalmologists recommend an observation period of weeks to months.
People were excluded from the study if they had paresis in the upper extremity, impairment in eyesight, and/or hemianopsia.
In ARDS patients, electrophysiological testing predicted paresis reliably and could be useful to identify those patients that need longer respiratory support and who should not undergo early weaning trials.
At a meeting of the same panel in February, one case of an eye malformation (congenital ptosis, eye muscle paresis, and nystagmus) was reported in a baby exposed to the antidepressant citalopram (Celexa) in utero, during the year after citalopram was granted "pediatric exclusivity" by the FDA.
But, supposing that that were to happen, the phenomena so identified would cease to be mental diseases and become instead infectious or neurological diseases--much as paresis [syphilitic dementia] and epilepsy ceased to be mental diseases once their pathoanatomical and pathophysiological nature became established.
On the other hand, we are presented with excerpts from letters of Nietzsche's which already manifest mental illness (most likely general paresis insanity) as if they were revelatory of crucial issues in his philosophy (pp.
that general paresis is due to the spirochete of syphilis, that Alzheimer's disease is associated with neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, or that lead drove the hatter mad.