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paresis vs. paralysis

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

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