Paresis


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paresis

[pə′rē·səs]
(medicine)
A slight paralysis.
Incomplete loss of muscular power.
Weakness of a limb.

Paresis

 

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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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).
Depending on the inflammatory infiltrate location, patients might present with various nonspecific symptoms that include nerve compression in cavernous sinus, partial or complete ophthalmoplegia indicating superior orbital fissure involvement, or loss of vision indicating optic nerve involvement; isolated trochlear nerve paresis has also been described (4).
Unilateral or localized Reinkes edema (pseudocyst) as a manifestation of vocal fold paresis: The paresis podule.
The tumor may present with asymmetrical sensory neural hearing loss with or without tinnitus, dizziness, and facial nerve paresis.
Herein, we report a case of postherpetic paresis and drop foot as an unusual complication in whom late clinical signs suggested previously undiagnosed diabetes mellitus.
The patient was determined to be in the chronic musculoskeletal and paretic phase of neuralgic amyotrophy (1) with residual biomechanical pain contributed via paresis of the right serratus anterior.
Patients were classified into the following groups according to the degree of preoperative caloric paresis: Group 1, normoreflexia, caloric paresis between 0 and 12%; Group 2, hyporeflexia, caloric paresis between 12% and 99%; and Group 3, areflexia, caloric paresis is 100%, there was no response.
35% of patients undergoing thyroid surgery had malignant disease and were found to have unilateral or bilateral laryngeal nerve paresis on preoperative EMG, none of which improved postoperatively.
The resulting paresis gives an asymmetric smile, with less depression of the lower lip on the affected side since the depressor anguli oris and depressor labii are affected.
The findings underscore the potentially grave consequences of EV71, which "may be considered the new polio" because it causes long-term focal paresis by damaging brainstem and spinal cord gray matter, said Dr.
Some of the rare conditions encountered were spastic paresis and hypotrichosis.