(redirected from paretic)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical.


A slight paralysis.
Incomplete loss of muscular power.
Weakness of a limb.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.



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.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
References in periodicals archive ?
paretic motor deficit, fist joint spasticity degree 2; left LL.--paretic motor deficit, ROT vii, Babinski (+), walk possibility with a walking stick.
Therefore, these studies typically exclude stroke survivors with limited to no functional movement in the paretic upper limb.
Dewald, "Overcoming abnormal joint torque patterns in paretic upper extremities using triceps stimulation.," Artificial Organs, vol.
Smith, "Assessment of strength deficits in eight paretic upper extremity muscle groups of stroke patients with hemiplegia," Physical Therapy, vol.
Twenty-five children were above the upper bound of the reference range (i.e., bisection deviated towards the nonparetic hemispace), and 8 children were below the lower bound of the reference range (i.e., bisection deviated towards the paretic hemispace).
A wearable device for paretic hand rehabilitation were developed in response to the needs [9].
Patients generally regain strength in affected paretic muscles, though roughly one-third of NA patients still report some form of dysfunction or symptom even six years post initial presentation.
Paretic strabismus can be either concomitant or incomitant.
In some, hind legs become paretic, but not paralytic and such animals may remain on their feet for upto ten days.
We did not also include patients with the paretic eye fixating and the other amblyopic, since in this condition, it is quite probable that a current or previous anisometropia has promoted fixation of the paretic eye, and the aim of the present study was to investigate strabismic and not anisometropic amblyopia.
Bohannon, "Orthotic aided training of the paretic upper limb in chronic stroke: results of a phase 1 trial," NeuroRehabilitation, vol.
This suppression might also contribute to the present recovery because activities in contralesional M1 sometimes disturb motor recovery by abnormal interhemispheric interactions during voluntary movement of the paretic hand [23-25].