Origin of paresis
Examples from the Web for paresis
For paresis, in our present state of knowledge, nothing can be done once the disease passes its earliest stages.The Third Great Plague|John H. Stokes
The great danger of the cerebro-spinal type is that it will result in paresis or locomotor ataxia.Being Well-Born|Michael F. Guyer
Paresis or asthenia may be found in the trunk muscles, or evidenced by weakness of the grip, or drooping of the head to one side.
It is often a post-diphtheritic condition, appearing alone or associated with other paresis.
Mr. Walton is now an inmate of a sanitarium, a victim of paresis.A Woman of the World|Ella Wheeler Wilcox
British Dictionary definitions for paresis
noun plural -ses (-ˌsiːz) pathol
Word Origin for paresis
Word Origin and History for paresis
"partial paralysis," 1690s, Modern Latin, from Greek paresis "letting go, slackening of strength, paralysis," from stem of parienai "to let go," from para- (see para- (1)) + hienai "to send, throw" (see jet (v.)).