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Paresis vs. Plegia

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Paresisnoun

A paralysis which is incomplete or which occurs in isolated areas.

Plegianoun

paralysis

Paresisnoun

Inflammation of the brain as a cause of dementia or paralysis.

Paresisnoun

Incomplete paralysis, affecting motion but not sensation.

Paresisnoun

a slight or partial paralysis

Paresis

In medicine, paresis () is a condition typified by a weakness of voluntary movement, or by partial loss of voluntary movement or by impaired movement. When used without qualifiers, it usually refers to the limbs, but it can also be used to describe the muscles of the eyes (ophthalmoparesis), the stomach (gastroparesis), and also the vocal cords (Vocal cord paresis).

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