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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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However, this strategy was clearly disrupted in hemiparetic participants with a higher fall risk (DGI [less than or equal to] 19), particularly for steps taken with the paretic limb.
2009) Hemiparetic stroke alters vastus lateralis myosin heavy chain profiles between the paretic and nonparetic muscles.
Demographic and clinical features of the patients such as age, sex, body mass index (BMI), paretic side, time poststroke, and stroke type (thromboembolism/hemorrhage) were noted.
Ausenda CD, Carnovali M (2011) Transfer of motor skill learning from the healthy hand to the paretic hand in stroke patients: a randomized controlled trial.
Neuromuscular electrical stimulation to paralyzed muscles can be used to exercise paretic muscles, but is typically clinically based due to the cost involved with home use (18).
The mis-location of the target is more dramatic when attempting to look in the direction of the paretic muscle
Linear kinematics of paretic and non-paretic limb step length and paretic limb foot clearance during mid swing; and angular kinematics of sagittal plane hip, knee and ankle joint angles and frontal plane pelvic level, hip abduction and trunk lateral flexion were measured.
A second died suddenly during subdural grid monitoring from a massive pulmonary embolus due to an asymptomatic DVT originating in a paretic leg.
Although the loss of muscle mass, as well as the inability to activate paretic muscle, clearly contribute to the loss of muscle strength, these variables alone cannot account for the proportionally greater loss of muscle power than strength following stroke [5].
In the literature, various studies report that afferent stimulation obtained by functional electrical stimulation increases nerve excitability arising from the paretic area and provides neuroplasticity (17,18).