BACK TO paresis
paresis vs. paralysis
[ puh-ree-sis, par-uh-sis ]
- partial motor paralysis.
- a late manifestation of syphilis, characterized by progressive dementia and paralysis.
[ puh-ral-uh-sis ]
- a loss or impairment of voluntary movement in a body part, caused by injury or disease of the nerves, brain, or spinal cord.
- a disease characterized by this, especially palsy.
- a state of helpless stoppage, inactivity, or inability to act: The strike caused a paralysis of all shipping.