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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.

Year introduced: 1963

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Tree Number(s): C10.597.636, C23.888.592.643

MeSH Unique ID: D010291

Entry Terms:

  • Pareses
  • Muscular Paresis
  • Muscular Pareses
  • Pareses, Muscular
  • Paresis, Muscular
  • Muscle Paresis
  • Muscle Pareses
  • Pareses, Muscle
  • Paresis, Muscle
  • Monoparesis
  • Monopareses
  • Lower Extremity Paresis
  • Extremity Pareses, Lower
  • Extremity Paresis, Lower
  • Lower Extremity Pareses
  • Pareses, Lower Extremity
  • Paresis, Lower Extremity
  • Crural Paresis
  • Crural Pareses
  • Pareses, Crural
  • Paresis, Crural
  • Upper Extremity Paresis
  • Extremity Pareses, Upper
  • Extremity Paresis, Upper
  • Pareses, Upper Extremity
  • Paresis, Upper Extremity
  • Upper Extremity Pareses
  • Brachial Paresis
  • Brachial Pareses
  • Pareses, Brachial
  • Paresis, Brachial
  • Hemiparesis
  • Hemipareses

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